Poll: Narrow Majority Thinks Maryland Is on Wrong Track
New Goucher College poll finds the public is almost evenly split on the job performance of both Gov. Martin O'Malley and the Maryland General Assembly.
A narrow majority of Marylanders believe the state is headed in the wrong direction and most are split on the job performance of Gov. Martin O'Malley and the General Assembly.
Forty-seven percent of those surveyed in a poll conducted by the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College believe the state is on the wrong track compared to 44 percent who think it is going in the right direction.
The same poll gave mixed reviews on the job performance of the governor and state legislators.
Forty-six percent of Marylanders polled said they held a favorable view of O’Malley compared to 45 percent who said they held an unfavorable view. When asked O’Malley's job performance as governor, 47 percent approved and 43 percent disapproved.
The governor fared slightly better than the 188 members of the Maryland General Assembly.
When asked about the job performance of the General Assembly, 38 percent of Marylanders polled said they disapproved and 38 percent said they approved. A quarter of those surveyed indicated they “don’t know," according to the poll.
The poll, conducted between March 3-7, involved 791 Maryland residents via landline phones and cell phones. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.