Van Hollen Leads Edwards in MD's Democratic Senate Primary

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 2:44 AM

Chris Van Hollen narrowly leads rival Rep. Donna Edwards in Maryland'south competitive Democratic Senate primary race, according to a new NBC4/Marist poll of the state.

Van Hollen Leads Edwards in MD's Democratic Senate Primary

Rep. Chris Van Hollen narrowly leads rival Rep. Donna Edwards in Maryland'south competitive Democratic Senate primary race, according to a new NBC4/Marist poll of the state.

The poll showed that forty-four % of likely Democratic primary voters back Van Hollen, while thirty-eight % support Edwards and eighteen % stay undecided in advance of Maryland'south April twenty-six primary election.

On the Republican side, a majority of likely Republican primary voters in the deep blue state - fifty-seven percent -- are undecided about a GOP candidate. Twenty % are backing state delegate Kathy Szeliga, fourteen % support former Pentagon official and two thousand twelve Senate candidate Richard Douglas, and ten % support Chrys Kefalas, a former aide to onetime Gov. Robert Erlich.

In the Democratic race to replace outgoing Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Van Hollen leads among men, fifty % to thirty-four percent, while female voters are evenly divided between the two candidates, with each receiving forty % support.

Emily'south List, a pro-choice organization that backs women in politics, has endorsed Edwards and pumped at minimum .4 million into her run.

Edwards leads with African Americans (fifty-nine percent to Van Hollen's twenty-two%) and lower-income voters (forty-six percent to thirty-six%).

Van Hollen bests Edwards among white voters (sixty-two percent to Edwards' twenty-one%), higher-income voters (forty-seven percent to thirty-seven%) and college graduates (forty-nine percent to thirty-six%).

The NBC4/Marist poll was conducted April five through April nine, 2016.

The edge of mistake among seven hundred seventy-five likely Democratic primary voters is +/- 3.5 percent.

The edge of mistake among three hundred sixty-eight likely Republican primary voters is +/- 5.1 percent.

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