Marylanders' views on governor's election, express toll lanes and public schools

Poll Questions

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Thinking ahead to the general election for governor in Maryland in November, I'd like you to rate the chances that you will vote: Are you absolutely certain to vote, will you probably vote, are the chances 50-50, or less than that?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) If the election for governor were held today and the candidates were (Larry Hogan, the Republican) and (Ben Jealous, the Democrat), for whom would you vote? Would you lean toward (Hogan) or (Jealous)?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Larry Hogan is handling his job as governor of Maryland? Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat?

No opinion

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) If Governor Hogan wins reelection in November, would you rather see the Maryland legislature controlled by the (Democrats, to act as a check on Hogan), or controlled by the (Republicans, to support Hogan's agenda)?

No opinion

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) As you may know, Democrats have a clear majority in the state legislature. If Republicans had a majority in the state legislature, would you be more likely to support ...?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Larry Hogan?

No opinion

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Ben Jealous?

No opinion

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Please tell me whether each of the following statements applies more to (Hogan) or (Jealous)? He is honest and trustworthy?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Please tell me whether each of the following statements applies more to (Hogan) or (Jealous)? He really cares about people like you?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Please tell me whether each of the following statements applies more to (Hogan) or (Jealous)? He agrees with you on most policy issues?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Would you describe Larry Hogan's political views as...?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Would you describe Ben Jealous's political views as...?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Which candidate do you trust more to handle public kindergarten through 12th grade education - (Hogan) or (Jealous)?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Which candidate do you trust more to handle health care - (Hogan) or (Jealous)?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Which candidate do you trust more to handle Maryland's economy - (Hogan) or (Jealous)?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Which candidate do you trust more to handle taxes - (Hogan) or (Jealous)?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Have you seen any television ads about Larry Hogan in the last few months? IF YES: Would you say those ads were (mostly positive) toward Hogan or (mostly negative)?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Have you seen any television ads about Ben Jealous in the last few months? IF YES: Would you say those ads were (mostly positive) toward Jealous? or (mostly negative)?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Generally speaking, how would you rate the overall economy of Maryland: excellent, good, not-so-good or poor?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Which best describes your family's financial situation? Do you feel as if you (are getting ahead financially), have just enough money to maintain your standard of living, or (are falling behind financially)?

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Do you think Maryland's transportation budget should be focused more on expanding and building roads or on providing more public transportation options, such as trains or buses?

No opinion

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) There is a proposal to add express lanes to some of Maryland’s busiest highways, which drivers would pay a toll to use instead of regular highway lanes. Tolls would change based on traffic: Drivers would pay more when traffic is heavy and less when it is light. Would you support or oppose adding these lanes? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?

No opinion

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) Changing topics, how would you rate the public schools in your county? Excellent, good, only fair, or poor?

Q: (AMONG PARENTS) Do you think too much standardized testing is currently a problem in your county's public schools, or not? IF YES: Do you see this as a major problem, or a problem but not a major one?

Q: (AMONG PARENTS) Do you think overcrowded classrooms are currently a problem in your county's public schools, or not? IF YES: Do you see this as a major problem, or a problem but not a major one?

Q: (AMONG PARENTS) Do you think low test scores are currently a problem in your county's public schools, or not? IF YES: Do you see this as a major problem, or a problem but not a major one?

Q: Do you think corruption in the public school system is currently a problem your county's public schools, or not? IF YES: Do you see this as a major problem, or a problem but not a major one?