Maryland residents break different ways on two of Gov. Martin O'Malley's signature issues: Most back stricter gun laws in the state, but most also want to keep the state’s death penalty as a possible punishment for heinous crimes, contrary to his efforts to abolish it. Read related article.

SOURCE: This Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone Feb. 21-24 among a random sample of 1,156 adult residents of Maryland. The results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for all Marylanders. This survey was produced for The Washington Post by Capital Insight, with sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York. | The Washington Post February 26, 2013
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