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Maryland Governor: O’Malley Maintains 7-Point Edge

O’Malley (D) 49%; Ehrlich (R) 42%

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley maintains his seven-point advantage over Gov. Bob Ehrlich, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports election survey. O’Malley is leading incumbent Ehrlich 49% to 42%. Both candidates dropped a point since August’s survey, but the gap remains unchanged. The race has remained quite stable over the past four surveys dating back to April.

As Maryland’s first Republican governor in 30 years, Ehrlich is fighting a distinct party enrollment disadvantage in the strongly Democratic state. However, both candidates are running near even in the likeability contest.

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