Polls are good at providing snapshots of where people are and what they are thinking at a given time. Granted, we are still, roughly, eight months out of Maryland’s Gubernatorial Election this November, but the field of challengers looking to take on Republican Larry Hogan is now set (Maryland’s campaign filing deadline having passed on February 27). So, it’s a good time to take stock of the race and look at what the future may hold.
It’s an election year, and everyone knows it. For the next 90-days, the Maryland General Assembly will be in session and, if the lead-up has been any indication, it’s set for fireworks.
Baltimore’s Mayor and Maryland’s Governor have taken steps to de-escalate potential violence over Confederate monuments and both should be praised for their leadership.