But a funny thing happened on the way to the coronation. Despite all his potential negatives, Mr. Gansler is still hanging around. Forty-seven percent of primary voters said the beach week photo made them less inclined to vote for Mr. Gansler, and he's 21 points behind Mr. Brown — but with the biggest slice of the electorate, 40 percent, still up for grabs. The poll shows that Mr. Brown's leadership of the state's Obamacare exchange is not sinking him despite Mr. Gansler's best efforts to keep the issue in voters minds, but two-thirds of the electorate is not convinced (at least, not yet) that he deserves a promotion. Meanwhile, Delegate Mizeur, whom Annapolis insiders were quick to dismiss as a fringe candidate, has, with no name recognition, little cash and few endorsements, already established herself as a viable alternative. She's just four points behind Mr. Gansler.