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Hogan tops Ehrlich in one (unscientific) poll

Hogan mug.jpegIt's certainly not scientific -- and arguably not that relevant -- but we still find this interesting: Larry Hogan handily beat former governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. in a Republican primary poll conducted by a right-leaning political blog on the Eastern Shore.

In the poll of monoblogue readers, Hogan, a former Ehrlich Cabinet secretary, garnered 49 percent of the vote to Ehrlich's 35 percent. Running a distant third was Del. Patrick L. McDonough (R-Baltimore County), with 6 percent.

The blogger behind monoblogue, Michael Swartz, acknowledges that he's "not running the most scientific of polls," but writes: "Perhaps the fact Ehrlich wasn't an easy winner is newsworthy because, if you believe establishment Republicans, he's the best candidate to unseat" Gov. Martin O'Malley (D).

Hogan has said he will run only if Ehrlich does not. A decision by Ehrlich appears to be at least several weeks away. McDonough has ended an exploratory bid for governor and does not plan to run.

By John Wagner  |  January 15, 2010; 5:01 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Elections , John Wagner  
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