Washington Post Claims Hogan High Approval Rating Because His Disavowal of Trump

Gov. Larry Hogan continues to earn high marks from Marylanders, including for his outspoken disavowal of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to a new Washington Post-University of Maryland poll. But Hogan’s party is viewed more negatively than it was a year ago in the heavily Democratic state, where Trump is overwhelmingly unpopular.

Hogan’s 71 percent approval rating — up five points since this spring and 10 points from a year ago — is a record for the first-term Republican, who continues to enjoy wide backing among the white Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents who were key to his surprise 2014 victory.

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