Lt. Gov. Athony G. Brown has a double-digit lead in the race for Maryland governor, according to a poll by New York Times and CBS News.
The poll of 1,081 likely voters showed Brown leading Republican Larry Hogan 51 percent to 37 percent.
“Independent polls prove that Marylanders are rejecting Larry Hogan’s extreme Republican agenda to put more guns back on our streets and deny a woman’s right to choose,” Yvette Lewis, chairwoman of the Maryland Democratic Party, said in a statement. “Marylanders want a leader who will fight for working families and middle class values like Anthony Brown.”
The poll contradicts one released a few weeks ago by the Maryland Republican Party that found Hogan was just 3 points behind Brown—a statistical tie.
A spokesman for the Hogan campaign questioned the accuracy of the more recent poll and told WBAL radio that it was heavily weighted toward Democratic voters.