|2012 POLLS (Obama vs. Romney)|
2010 Census Reapportionment: As has been the case since 1964, Maryland will remain at 10 electoral votes through the 2020 presidential election.
Maryland, one of the original 13 colonies, entered the Union in April 1788 and has participated in all 57 presidential elections. Maryland has been primarily a “blue” state since the founding of the modern political parties (around the time of the Civil War). Since 1960, Maryland has voted Republican only in the landslide wins of Richard Nixon in 1972, Ronald Reagan in 1984 and George H. W. Bush in 1988. In 2012, Barack Obama easily overcame Mitt Romney here (62% to 36%).