BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A new poll shows how the Maryland Democratic gubernatorial primary is shaping up.
There are eight democrats vying to take on Gov. Larry Hogan and become Maryland’s next governor. The new poll surveyed 501 registered Democrats in Maryland.
The Gonzales Research Poll shows that 24 percent of likely primary voters say they would vote for Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker.
“We feel really good about where the campaign is going,’ Baker said. “I think the poll today just confirms what we’d hoped all along–that we’re getting around the state–that we’re getting our message out there.”
The poll also shows many Democratic voters are undecided.
14.2 percent say they plan to vote for Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, 13.8 percent back former NAACP president Ben Jealous and 4.8 percent support state Senator Richard Madaleno.
A Mason-Dixon poll released in October showed Gov. Hogan leading Baker in potential votes 46 percent to 39 percent.
“I think it’s going to be tough and so I think what is going to happen is after the primary we’re going to come together and take back our state for the good of our state,” Baker said.
The Democratic gubernatorial primary takes place on June 26.