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Election 2010: Maryland Senate

Maryland Senate: Mikulski (D) Holds Long Lead Over Wargotz (R)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Longtime Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski looks safely on her way to reelection in Maryland, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state.

Mikulski, a member of the Senate since 1987, earns 56% of the vote, while Republican challenger Eric Wargotz picks up 38% support. Two percent (2%) like another candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.

The race remains Solid Democrat in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings. LINK  Mikulski was reelected in 2004 with 65% of the vote.

Last month, Mikulski posted a 54% to 38% lead. LINK  In two surveys prior to that, Mikulski’s support also was in the mid-50s, while Wargotz’s was in the 30s.

Maryland is generally one of the safest Democratic states in the country, as Republican Bob Ehrlich is also discovering. He now trails incumbent Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley by 10 points in the state’s gubernatorial contest. LINK

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The statewide survey of 750 Likely Voters in Maryland was conducted on October 24, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.


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