Saturday, February 25, 2006
Polling data suggests Democratic front-runner Congressmen Ben Cardin (D) has gained a serious edge over GOP front-runner Lt. Gov. Michael Steele (R) in the race for the open Maryland U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Paul Sarbanes (D). This may be due to recent verbal gaffs on stem cell research by Steele. This has also caused a closing of the gap between Steele and former Congressman & NAACP President Kweisi Mfume (D) in a potential match-up between those two high profile African Americans. According to the crosstabs). Steele is essentially tied when matched against former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume--42% for Steele, 41% for Mfume."