Presidential Poll Shows Lack of Support for O'Malley
Updated: Tuesday, February 18 2014, 08:46 PM EST
The presidential primary is still more than two years away, but a new poll of Maryland voters reveals some interesting numbers and possible contenders.
The poll, done by the Baltimore Sun, reveals that among Democrats, Hillary Clinton has commanding lead with 59 percent of support. Current Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley came in a distant third behind Joe Biden with just six percent.
When asked about his thoughts on the poll, O'Malley said he didn't have any and that it was too early to read in to anything.
Congressman Elijah Cummings says he's not surprised at the strong showing for Clinton, but it all depends on whether Clinton will actually enter the race. "She went into the Secretary of State's office....and she did a great job," Cummings said. "But on the other hand, if she does not go for it, I can see him definitely being the nominee, definitely."
Political Science Professor Dan Nataf says he is surprised that only six percent of Maryland Democrats polled would support O'Malley. "Still, you would expect somebody with a home field advantage that these were Marylanders were polled, not a national poll, you would think that they would be a bit more supportive at this point."
Neither Clinton, O'Malley or anything others have officially announced their intentions for 2016.