Maryland Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wes Moore currently holds a 32-percentage-point lead over Republican opponent Dan Cox for the eastern state’s highest executive position, according to a new University of Maryland-The Washington Post poll.
The poll’s results follow the Goucher College Poll, released last month, that showed 53 percent of Marylanders polled say they would vote for Moore as opposed to 31 percent for Cox.
The latest poll sampled 810 registered voters in Maryland by phone from September 22 - September 27. Cox released a statement on Monday labeling the survey as a “fake push poll that is tainted towards MOORE.” Additionally, he claims that a news article that contains withheld information from the university’s poll states “50 percent (of participants) choose Dan Cox, while only 39 percent chose his opponent.”
“That doesn’t make any sense to me,” said Michael Hanmer, professor and research director for the Center for Democracy and Civic Engagement, who oversaw the collection of data. “I’m not sure what he is referring to. I’m not aware of anything not being revealed related to the questions about the governor’s race.”
Hanmer said all data will eventually be released.