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Gonzales Maryland Poll: Hogan popular in state, but not for president

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is popular with state voters — but that doesn't extend to a potential run for the Republican presidential nomination, according to a new poll.

If Hogan faced off next year against President Donald Trump, he would win just 24% of the vote in the state’s GOP primary, according to a poll released Thursday by Gonzales Research & Media Services.

Trump would capture 68% of Republican votes in Maryland, with 8% of voters undecided, according to the poll.

Hogan has been courted by some Republicans and conservatives looking for an alternative to Trump in next year’s election. Hogan has fanned speculation with a recent political appearance in New Hampshire and his promise to visit more than a dozen additional states.

Hogan’s approval rating remains high at 76%.

From April 29 to May 4, Gonzales polled 826 registered voters statewide on landlines and cellphones. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. The Republican portion of the poll was 203 voters, with a margin of error of 7 percentage points.

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