For the fourth straight month, the rematch in Maryland between Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley and Republican challenger Bob Ehrlich remains close. O’Malley defeated Ehrlich, who was the state’s first GOP governor since the 1960s, in 2006.
The first Rasmussen Reports post-primary telephone survey of Likely Voters in Maryland, including leaners, shows O’Malley picking up 50% of the vote for the first time since tracking of the race began in February. Ehrlich now earns 47% of the vote. One percent (1%) prefer another candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided.