Maryland residents are optimistic about where Larry Hogan will take Maryland, with big praise from fellow Republicans and a split verdict from Democrats who traditionally dominate the state. Hogan's initial proposals range widely in popularity, with clear support for across-the-board cuts and an end to the "rain tax" but little support for lowering spending on K-12 education. Read related story.

This Washington Post-University of Maryland poll was conducted by telephone Feb. 5 to 8, 2015, among a random sample of 1,003 residents of Maryland. Interviews were conducted by live interviewers on land lines and cellphones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points; the error margin is 5.5 points for questions asked of a random half-sample of respondents. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York. | The Washington Post-University of Maryland poll February 10, 2015
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