BALTIMORE (WJZ) — With Maryland's July primary election a few weeks out, three Democratic candidates for the state's highest elected office are running neck and neck, according to the results of a new poll. The poll of roughly 1,000 likely voters, conducted by Goucher College in partnership with The Baltimore Banner and WYPR, finds Comptroller Peter Franchot, nonprofit CEO Wes Moore and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez are tied in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, with each of them carrying double-digit support. READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Enjoy This Gorgeous Tuesday Franchot (16%), Moore (14%) and Perez (14%) polled well ahead of the rest of the Democratic field, trailed by Doug Gansler (5%), John King (4%), and Jon Baron and Ashwani Wain, each of whom had 2%. Over one-third of voters (35%) are undecided, while nearly two-thirds (63%) said they could change their minds. "Our poll was conducted one month out from the primary election," said Mileah Kromer, director of the Sarah T. Hughes Center for Politics at Goucher College. "The three frontrunners—Franchot, Moore, and Perez—each have the campaign funds and endorsements to compete for the voters of a largely undecided and malleable Democratic primary electorate. Still, even with the investments of… Read full this story
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