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Poll: early voters backing O'Malley by 3 to 1 margin

Fully 16 percent of Marylanders say they will cast their ballot before the November 2 general election, taking advantage of new early voting rules across the state. These voters back Gov. Martin O'Malley over Bob Ehrlich by a wide 3 to 1 margin, according to the new Washington Post poll....

By Kyle Dropp  | October 25, 2010; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Maryland, Polls, Post Polls  | Tags:  absentee, early voting, ehrlich, maryland, o'malley  
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Poll: O'Malley holds sizable 54-40 lead over Ehrlich

In the new Washington Post poll, Governor Martin O'Malley holds a commanding 54-40 lead in his rematch against Bob Ehrlich among likely voters, about the same as a month ago. Here are some highlights among subgroups: Ehrlich leads O'Malley by a slim 50-44 margin among whites, while nearly nine in...

By Kyle Dropp  | October 25, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Maryland, Polls, Post Polls  | Tags:  ehrlich, election 2010, governor, local polls, maryland, o'malley  
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Rating Metro's response to the Red Line crash

Today marks the one year anniversary of the deadliest crash in Metrorail history. A March Washington Post poll found that about half (49 percent) of area residents said they approved of the way Metro responded to that crash and the series of accidents that followed, 35 percent disapproved and 16...

By Jennifer Agiesta  | June 22, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  D.C., Maryland, Transportation, Virginia  
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Marylanders continue to favor death penalty

The death penalty has sparked intense debate in Maryland in recent years -- but attitudes among residents haven't changed much. Sixty percent of Marylanders favor use of the death penalty for people convicted of murder, while 32 percent are opposed, according to a new Washington Post poll. Those figures don't...

By Jennifer Agiesta  | May 11, 2010; 1:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Death penalty, Maryland  
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La plus ça change, MD governor edition

As Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) tries to fend off a challenge from Bob Ehrlich, the Republican he unseated from the job four years ago, regional breakdowns in the new Washington Post poll reveal a familiar starting dynamic. The table below also shows the big differences for Ehrlich between his...

By Jon Cohen  | May 10, 2010; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Maryland, Post Polls  
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