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.
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.
Maryland Democrats have been quick to attack Governor Larry Hogan over the Trump Administration’s decision not to move the FBI headquarters into Maryland. The project, which was slated on bring jobs and investment into Maryland was scrapped entirely, not given to another state. There have been concerns at the FBI that the J. Edgar Hoover Building, where the FBI is currently headquartered, is woefully ill-equipped to handle the modern needs to the Bureau. Moreover, FBI leadership has pointed…