Washington Post-University of Maryland poll, September 27-30, 2016

Poll Questions

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

Q: (AMONG LIKELY VOTERS) If the presidential election were being held today and the candidates were [(Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine, the Democrats), (Donald Trump and Mike Pence, the Republicans)], [(Gary Johnson and Bill Weld of the Libertarian Party) and (Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka of the Green Party)], for whom would you vote? Would you lean toward [(Clinton and Kaine), (Trump and Pence)], [(Johnson and Weld) or (Stein and Baraka]?

Q: (AMONG LIKELY VOTERS) Now turning to the U.S. Senate election in Maryland, if the 2016 election for the U.S. Senate were being held today, would you vote for (Chris Van Hollen, the Democrat), (Kathy Szeliga, the Republican), or Margaret Flowers of the Green Party? Which one would you lean toward right now?

Q: Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the Democratic Party?

Q: Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the Republican Party?

Q: Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Rushern Baker? (Half sample)

Q: Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of John Delaney? (Half sample)

Q: Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Kevin Kamenetz? (Half sample)

Q: Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Peter Franchot? (Half sample)

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

Q: (AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS) I know it's a long way away, but thinking about Maryland's governor's race in 2018, if Larry Hogan ran for re-election as governor, do you think you would vote for him or for the candidate nominated by the Democratic Party?

Q: Do you think Larry Hogan is a (different kind of Republican) or do you think he is a (typical Republican)? (IF DIFFERENT) Is he different in a good way or a bad way? (IF TYPICAL) Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Q: Do you think Donald Trump is a (different kind of Republican) or do you think he is a (typical Republican)? (IF DIFFERENT) Is he different in a good way or a bad way? (IF TYPICAL) Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Q: As you may know, Larry Hogan is a Republican but said he will not vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Do you approve or disapprove of Hogan's decision to not support Trump?

Q: (AMONG REPUBLICAN LEANERS) Do you think Republican leaders should speak out against Trump when they disagree with his views, or should they avoid criticizing the party's nominee even when they disagree with him?

Q: As you may have heard, Governor Hogan ordered all Maryland public schools to extend summer recess until after Labor Day starting next year. Do you approve or disapprove of Hogan's order?

Q: (IF DISAPPROVE) What if you heard that supporters of starting school after Labor Day say it would help the economy in Maryland beach towns like Ocean City by extending students' summer vacation. Would you still disapprove?

Q: (AMONG THOSE WHO APPROVE) What if you heard that opponents of starting school after Labor Day say it will force schools to cut back on spring break or other holidays in order to ensure students are in school for enough days. Would you still approve?

Q: Do you think the starting date for Maryland public schools should be (decided for the entire state by the Governor) or (decided by individual school districts)?

Q: Since 2010, have you visited one of the state's casinos such as Maryland Live, the Horseshoe in Baltimore, or others around the state, or not?

Q: Later this year, the MGM National Harbor casino is scheduled to open in Prince George's County. Do you think you will visit this casino frequently, occasionally, rarely or never?

Q: Overall, do you think the growth of casinos in Maryland has been a (good) thing or a (bad) thing for the state?

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

Q: Do you think you or a close friend or family member would seek to obtain a medical recommendation to purchase marijuana when it becomes available, or not?

Q: Thinking about energy needs and environmental concerns in Maryland, would you support or oppose the use of fracking, a drilling method that uses high-pressure water and chemicals to extract oil and natural gas from underground rock formations?

Q: Do you think fracking would or would not provide significant benefits to Maryland's economy?

Q: Do you think fracking would or would not pose significant risks to the environment in Maryland?

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