Gov. Larry Hogan, nearing the end of his administration and actively flirting with a presidential bid in 2024, could face a significant challenge winning Republican voters’ support over former President Donald Trump in the state where Hogan has been a popular, twice-elected governor, a new poll shows.
In a potential primary matchup between Trump, Hogan and four other possible candidates, Trump has twice the support of Hogan among likely Republican voters in Maryland, according to the poll from Baltimore Sun Media and the University of Baltimore.
Trump was the first choice of 48% of Maryland Republican voters, compared with 25% for Hogan if the presidential primary was held now, the poll of 428 voters found. The theoretical six-way race showed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at 12%, former Vice President Mike Pence at 6%, former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley at 5%, Texas U.S. Sen….