Washington Post Maryland poll: 2014 Governor's race, health care law

Poll Questions

Q: Do you think things in the state of Maryland are generally going in the right direction, or do you feel things have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Would you say you are following this year's governor's race in the state of Maryland very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not closely at all?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) This year’s Democratic and Republican primary election for governor will be held on June 24th. I'd like you to rate the chances that you will vote in the primary election in June. Are you absolutely certain to vote, will you probably vote, are the chances 50-50, or less than that?

Q: (AMONG DEMOCRATS AND DEM-LEANING INDEPENDENTS) As you may know, the candidates in June's Democratic primary election for governor include (Anthony Brown), (Doug Gansler) and (Heather Mizeur). Suppose the election were held today, for whom would you vote? (Click 'detailed view' for results among registered and likely voters)

Q: (IF NAMED A DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE) Will you definitely vote for (CANDIDATE), or is there a chance you could change your mind and vote for someone else? (IF CHANCE CHANGE MIND:) Would you say (there's a good chance) you'll change your mind, or would you say (it's pretty unlikely)?

Q: (AMONG REPUBLICANS AND REPUBLICAN-LEANING INDEPENDENTS) As you may know, the candidates in June's Republican primary election for governor include (David Craig), (Larry Hogan), (Ron George) and (Charles Lollar). Suppose the election were held today, for whom would you vote? Which one are you leaning toward right now? (Click 'detailed view' for results among registered and likely voters)

Q: (IF NAMED A REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE) Will you definitely vote for (CANDIDATE), or is there a chance you could change your mind and vote for someone else? IF CHANCE CHANGE MIND: Would you say (there's a GOOD CHANCE) you'll change your mind, or would you s

Q: (AMONG DEMOCRATS AND DEMOCRATIC-LEANING INDEPENDENTS) As you may know, the candidates in June's Democratic primary election for Attorney General are (Brian Frosh), (Jon Cardin), (Bill Frick), and (Aisha Braveboy). Suppose the election were held today, for whom would you vote? Which one are you leaning toward right now?

Q: (AMONG NON-REPUBLICANS) Thinking ahead to the general election for governor in November, how seriously would you consider voting for a Republican candidate? Very seriously, somewhat seriously, not too seriously, or not seriously at all?

Q: (AMONG NON-DEMOCRATS) Thinking ahead to the general election for governor in November, how seriously would you consider voting for a Democratic candidate? Very seriously, somewhat seriously, not too seriously, or not seriously at all?

Q: Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of Anthony Brown?

Q: Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of Doug Gansler?

Q: Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of Heather Mizeur?

Q: Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of John Delaney? (half sample)

Q: Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of David Craig? (half sample)

Q: Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of Larry Hogan? (half sample)

Q: Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of Ron George? (half sample)

Q: Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable impression of Charles Lollar? (half sample)

Q: (AMONG LEANED DEMOCRATS) Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the choice of candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor this year - are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied or very dissatisfied?

Q: (AMONG LEANED REPUBLICANS) Overall, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the choice of candidates for the Republican nomination for governor this year - are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied or very dissatisfied?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Please tell me how important each of the following issues are in deciding how you'll vote for governor this year. Taxes

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Please tell me how important each of the following issues are in deciding how you'll vote for governor this year. Public education

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Please tell me how important each of the following issues are in deciding how you'll vote for governor this year. The state's economy

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Please tell me how important each of the following issues are in deciding how you'll vote for governor this year. Crime

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Please tell me how important each of the following issues are in deciding how you'll vote for governor this year. The state budget deficit

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Please tell me how important each of the following issues are in deciding how you'll vote for governor this year. Marijuana laws

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Please tell me how important each of the following issues are in deciding how you'll vote for governor this year. Gay marriage

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Please tell me how important each of the following issues are in deciding how you'll vote for governor this year. Health care

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Martin O'Malley is handling his job as governor?

Q: How much would you say O'Malley has accomplished as governor: a lot, a fair amount, some, or not much?

Q: Is your impression that O'Malley has made things (better) in Maryland, made things (worse), or hasn't he really changed things here?

Q: Overall, do you support or oppose the federal law making changes to the health care system?

Q: As you may have heard, there have been problems with the Maryland government website. Do you think these problems are (an isolated incident) or do you think they are (a sign of broader problems in implementing the health care law)?

Q: Which would you prefer, that Maryland (works to fix the state enrollment system) or that Maryland (stops using their state run system and adopts the federal health care exchange)?

Q: Who do you think is mainly to blame for the problems with Maryland's health care exchange program? (Governor O'Malley), (Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown), (Maryland state health care administrators), (federal government health care administrators) or someone else?

Q: In general, do you favor or oppose legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use?

Q: (IF OPPOSE LEGALIZING) Do you favor or oppose reducing punishments for possessing small amounts of marijuana to a fine of $100 or less? (RESULTS BASED ON TOTAL RESPONDENTS)

Q: The minimum wage in Maryland is now seven dollars and 25 cents an hour. What do you think it should be? (Open-ended, responses grouped by category)

Q: Do you think the minimum wage should be the same for all of Maryland, or should counties be able to decide to set a higher minimum wage in their areas?

Q: Doug Gansler was photographed attending a HS beach week party where his son was in attendance and there was alleged under age drinking. Will this be a major factor in your vote for governor this year, a minor factor, or not a factor?

Q: As you may know, Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown is responsible for implementing the healthcare reform law in Maryland. Will this be a major factor in your vote for governor this year, a minor factor, or not a factor?

Q: Doug Gansler has been accused of ordering some state police troopers to regularly speed and run red lights when he traveled to routine appointments. Will this be a major factor in your vote for governor this year, a minor factor, or not a factor?

Q: (Among Democrats and independents who lean Democratic) Thinking ahead to 2016, between (Martin O'Malley), (Hillary Clinton), (Joe Biden), (Andrew Cuomo) and (Elizabeth Warren) whom would you like to be the next Democratic presidential nominee?

Q: Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a...

Q: (IF NOT DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN) Do you lean toward more the (Democratic Party) or (Republican Party)? (RESULTS BASED ON ALL ADULTS)

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