Seemingly undaunted by a new public opinion poll, Republican state Del. Dan Cox said his gubernatorial bid is “within striking distance” of his main rival, Democrat Wes Moore.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, the Frederick County lawmaker appeared to shrug off suggestions that — 50 days before the election — he is in danger of being routed at the polls.
Cox’s comments followed the release of a Goucher College survey that showed Moore to be the choice of 53% of Maryland voters. Cox attracted support from 31% of the electorate, while other candidates were in the low single digits, including Libertarian David Lashar (4%) and Green Party candidate Nancy Wallace (2%). Nine percent of voters said they were undecided.