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    MD: Obama Leads By 10%

    I am sure this poll has been beaten to death in the comments, but Rasmussen did finally release his poll results for the state of Maryland and it came out to just about what I would have expected.

    Barack Obama (D) 53%
    John McCain (R) 43%

    This poll was done August 18th among 500 likely voters.

    Well at least the Orioles won….

    Posted by Dave at 11:54 pm
    Filed under: 2008 President | Comments (10)

    10 Responses to “MD: Obama Leads By 10%”

    1. Stephen Wissing says:


    2. Stephen Wissing says:

      That seems rather close for MD.

    3. Ray J Tuleya says:

      This is why I DO NOT put Maryland on the list of states that will go to Obama even in a McCain landslide.

      Again, if McCain wins Maryland, he has already won Pennsylania, Florida, Ohio and Michigan and therefore virtually clinched the election.

    4. rdelbov says:

      Obama has the obvious advantage in Maryland, but its still strangely low at this point

    5. Howard Dean says:


    6. Gary Maxwell says:

      After DC and Vermont, I would put Maryland at the next most Democrat favored State. If he starts to struggle there, look out below it will be a 45 State rout.

    7. Halethorpe Todd says:

      This is very low to me…I would expect Obama to be up by at LEAST 15pts in my home state of MD…and the fact that he is only getting 53% is very low as well!

    8. Halethorpe Todd says:

      If you read more we get a good nugget of info on the Governor’s approval numbers out of MD:

      “Governor Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, is given good or excellent marks for his job performance by 37%. Thirty-one percent (31%) rate his work as poor.”

      Even 8 months after the bogus special session and 4 months after the horrible general session, Omalley’s numbers are still terrrible…2010 is not far off now!

    9. Dan says:

      7 – Ever hear of a margin of error.

      If the MOE is 4%, it could just as likely be Obama 57 to 39.

      The actual race will depend on turn-out as well.

      If turnout is higher than people expect, which candidate in Maryland will benefit?

      What is the voter participation rate for blacks in MD? How about people under 30?

    10. House Sparrow says:

      I don’t think there is any doubt that Obama will win MD by a comfortable margin. However, the fact remains that his showings in strong Democratic states are unimpressive. Yes, he can afford to spare a few points in MD, NY and CA and not have any worries. He does not have that luxury in places like MI, NH and PA, where he is also losing ground to McCain.

      As for O’Malley, watching him go down will be one of the highlights of the 2010 midterms for me.