Gonzales Research, a Maryland-based political polling company with a reputation for getting the numbers pretty close to the actual result, released poll results for Maryland’s gubernatorial race. In short, it found that Governor Hogan has a high approval rating, that his Democratic challengers are all basically unknowns, and that there is a drop-off between liking the Governor and deciding to re-elect him.
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.
It’s no secret that Republicans don’t always see eye-to-eye on every issue. From establishment moderates to populist firebrands and from neoconservative hawks to libertarian non-interventionists, the GOP has blossomed in the past decade from a Party on the backbench to one that has the White House, Congress, total control in 25 states, 32 state legislatures (17 with veto-proof majorities), and 33 governors’ mansions. It’s a remarkable turnaround since the dismal…