Poll: Gansler Gaining on Brown


The above graphic is from an internal poll the campaign of Doug Gansler released (the poll memo is included at the bottom of this post.)

Bryan Sears of The Daily Record has more on the poll:

The poll, conducted for the campaign earlier this month by the Mellman Group, claims Gansler has made up as much as 14 points on Brown in the 2014 Democratic primary contest for governor.

In the internal poll, 31 percent of people who responded said they favored Brown compared to 22 percent for Gansler with 40 percent still undecided.


In February, the same pollster found in another internal survey that Gansler trailed Brown by 23 points.

In that same month, a poll conducted for The Washington Post showed Brown had a 19 point lead over Gansler with 43 percent undecided.

A Baltimore Sun poll showed Brown with a 21 percentage point lead over Gansler with 40 percent undecided.

Sears also has a statement from the Gansler campaign:

Katie Hill, a spokeswoman for the campaign, said the poll shows that the gap narrowed a public awareness of the failures of the state’s health benefit exchange grew.

“It’s clear that the more Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown tries to rewrite history, claiming that he’s been successful in rolling out a failed health exchange, the more voters realize he’s not being honest with them,” Hill said in a statement. “Voters in Maryland expect real leadership, and they are finding a clear contrast between Lt. Governor Brown’s phony claims of success and Attorney General Doug Gansler’s record of rolling up his sleeves and getting things done for the people of Maryland.”

Here’s the poll memo:

Gansler Internal Poll – April 12, 2014

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