Maryland politics poll

Gov. Martin O’Malley maintains a relatively high approval rating, but nearly half of those polled disapprove of his work on the budget and taxes. Public views in some areas may be tipping in his direction, but there’s limited support for other initiatives. Public priorities differ sharply between Republicans and Democrats.

This Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone Jan. 23 to 26, 2012, among a random sample of 1,064 adults residents of Maryland. The results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York. GRAPHIC: The Washington Post. Published Jan. 29, 2012.