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Polls Show O'Malley Widening Lead Over Ehrlich



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    Maryland's Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley appears to be opening up his lead over Republican former Gov. Bob Ehrlich in their gubernatorial rematch.

    A Washington Post poll published this morning said 54 percent of those likely to vote support O'Malley while 40 percent said they support Ehrlich. The poll has a 3 percent margin of error.

    The percentage of voters with an unfavorable view of Ehrlich grew by 10 percentage points since a poll last month.

    More likely voters said they trust O'Malley to do a better job with the economy and taxes than Ehrlich -- the poll had a 3 percent margin of error.

    Another recent poll, published by the Baltimore Sun, shows O'Malley leading Ehrlich 52 percent to 38 percent, with a 3.5 percent margin of error.

    At a rally in Clarksburg Monday, Ehrlich had the support of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who said Ehrlich was the only candidate capable of restoring Maryland's economy. On the other side state Democrats joined O'Malley for a "Get Out the Vote" rally in Chevy Chase. He told voters that Maryland needs to keep up with work he's done over the past four years.

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