If the Democratic presidential primary were held today, just a tiny fraction of Maryland's Democratic voters would support their former governor.
Former Gov. Martin O'Malley garners just two percent of the votes in his home state, according to a new Goucher Poll released Tuesday.
"Although Martin O'Malley was a popular two-term governor among Democrats in the state, his campaign's difficulties in gaining traction nationwide are reflected in Maryland," said Mileah Kromer, director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College.
O'Malley, who was Maryland's governor from 2007 to 2015, kicked off his campaign in late May from Baltimore, where he was mayor for two terms. Despite Maryland being his home state, he has spent little time campaigning there compared to his 2016 rivals. That's showing, as Hillary Clinton continues to lead the 2016 pack, and 43 percent of Maryland Democratic voters say they would vote for her.
Vice Preident Joe Biden, who has not said his intentions to run either way, garner 23 percent followed by 17 percent for Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Regardless of who they personally support, 54 percent of Maryland Democrats think Clinton will win the nomination, followed by 14 percent who think the same for Biden and 8 percent who think the same for Sanders.Maryland's presidential primary is scheduled for April 26.