There’s a lot of data to parse in this Five Thirty Eight post about Martin O’Malley’s presidential chances. But one of the main takeaways is that Martin O’Malley is unpopular in his very own home state–very unpopular, in fact.
A poll of Democratic voters in Maryland conducted by the Washington Post and the University of Maryland last October found that O’Malley had just 3 percent of voters’ support. That’s slightly more than his national support, according to aggregate polling data, which gives him just 2 percent support.
Chalk it up to the Hillary effect or his (relatively) low profile or whatever you want, those numbers aren’t very good. And they’re especially not-very-good when compared to Ben Carson’s poll data. While the Republican neurosurgeon has made a number of missteps in his presidential run so far, he’s averaging a whopping 24 percent in Maryland (and 10 percent nationally). That’s a pretty striking difference.
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