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A new Washington Post poll puts Maryland's Lt. Gov. Brown far above opponent Attorney General Doug Gansler.
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A new Washington Post poll puts Maryland's Lt. Gov. Brown far above opponent Attorney General Doug Gansler.

A new poll shows Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown doubling up on his opponents in the Democratic primary for governor.

The Washington Post poll, out today two weeks before the primary and two days before early voting starts, shows Brown with a commanding 46-23 percentage point lead among likely voters over Attorney General Doug Gansler.

Montgomery County delegate Heather Mizeur gets 16 percent in the poll, which has a margin of error of 3.5 percent. It surveyed almost 500 Democrats and more than 250 Republicans.

Brown's large lead comes after previous polls showed him up but with Gansler still in striking range. The Post poll says there is a large racial divide among those surveyed. Brown, who would become the state's first African-American governor, has a five-to-one lead over his opponents among black voters.

With white voters, the race is a statistical dead heat between Brown and Gansler. The poll also looked at the Republican primary, and shows former Ehrlich cabinet member Larry Hogan with a 16 percentage point lead over his closest rival, Harford County executive David Craig.

In a prospective November match-up, the Post poll shows Brown up over Hogan 51 to 33 percent.

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