The Maryland Poll: January 2005 Pre-Legislative Survey
Potomac Incorporated is pleased to post the latest installment of The Maryland Poll, conducted regularly for The (Baltimore) Sun. This survey of 800 registered voters in Maryland was conducted January 4-5, 2005, and carries a maximum margin of sampling error of ± 3.5% at the 95% confidence level.
Among the poll’s findings…
§ Concern over the state’s tax burden is at its lowest point in several years, while concern for the Bay has risen to its highest level.
§ The health care issue has skyrocketed as a concern, probably due to the recent Special Session.
§ Voters overwhelmingly believe there is a malpractice crisis in the state.
§ Democrats enjoy a 6-point advantage in terms of public confidence, their highest level in the last three years.
§ Support for slots has hit a high watermark.
§ Gov. Ehrlich’s reelect number has declined to well below 50% and rises to a majority only among registered Republicans and those who approve of his own performance and that of President Bush.
§ Presently, a gubernatorial race featuring Mayor O’Malley is a dead heat.
§ A hypothetical match up with Doug Duncan is a different story. Ehrlich leads Duncan by 13 points.
See the complete poll results for additional voter opinions on the war in Iraq, the war on terrorism, and personal safety.
(01-31-05) Download the poll Methodology as an Adobe Acrobat .PDF file
(01-31-05) Download the poll Questionnaire as an Adobe Acrobat .PDF file
(01-31-05) Download the poll Summary Charts as an Adobe Acrobat .PDF file