An article published October 9 in the Washington Post examined several gubernatorial races in the Northeast where voter unrest has put a number of contests in play in states where Democrats ordinarily win. The article focused on Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Maryland as states where this phenomenon is taking place. A recent Washington Post poll showed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown leading opponent Larry Hogan by a 47 percent to 38 percent margin among likely voters in Maryland.
Political Science Professor and Chair Thomas Schaller was interviewed for the article and said, “people in Maryland, including some Democrats, are bemoaning an uninspired, run-the-clock-out campaign by Brown, who has every structural advantage and needs only to not make any mistakes to win.” He added, “I think voters want to hear more from him than ‘third O’Malley term.’”
To read the full article titled, “Amid voter anger, Democrats struggle to lock down Northeast governorships,” click here.
Schaller was also quoted in an October 11 Washington Post article about Gov. Martin O’Malley’s approval ratings. To read the full article, click here.