Gonzales Research &

Marketing Strategies

 

Maryland’s leader in public opinion polling”

 

 

 

 

Maryland Poll

 

President George Bush Job Approval

Gubernatorial Match-ups

U.S. Senate Match-ups

Utility Rate Hikes

Democratic Primary Results

 

April 2006

 

Contact: Patrick Gonzales    410-974-4669

 

 

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Methodology

 

Patrick E. Gonzales graduated from the University of Baltimore in 1981 with a degree in political science.  He is the former president of Mason-Dixon Campaign Polling and Gonzales/Arscott Research & Communications, Inc. 

 

Since the mid 1980’s, Mr. Gonzales has polled and analyzed hundreds of elections in Maryland.  Additionally, he and his associates have conducted numerous market research projects and crafted message development programs for businesses and organizations throughout the state.

 

Laslo V. Boyd is president of Mellenbrook Policy Advisors, a consulting firm specializing in policy, planning, and communications strategies, and an associate partner of Gonzales Research.  Dr. Boyd received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and has over 30 years of experience in higher education, government, and public policy.

 

Together they have formed a firm called Gonzales/Boyd Political Consulting, specializing in offering research and strategy development for political candidates and those looking to shape public policy.  Visit their web site at www.gonzalesboyd.com

 

This survey was conducted by Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies from April 4th through April 13th, 2006.  A total of 819 registered voters in Maryland who vote regularly were interviewed by telephone.  A cross-section of interviews was conducted in each jurisdiction within the state to reflect general election voting patterns.

 

The margin for error, according to customary statistical standards, is no more than plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.  There is a 95 percent probability that the “true” figures would fall within this range if the entire survey universe were sampled.  The margin for error is higher for any demographic subgroup, such as gender or party affiliation.

 

 This survey also includes a sample of 423 likely 2006 Democratic primary voters.  The margin for error on this sample is plus or minus 5 percentage points.

 

 

 


Maryland Statewide Poll Sample Demographics

 

Gender

Race

Region

 

Male         407   (50%)

 

White        618   (75%)

 

Eastern Shore/S Md  106      (13%)

Female      412   (50%)

Black        182   (22%)

Baltimore City             81      (10%)

 

Other/Ref   19 

Baltimore Suburbs     292      (36%)

 

 

Washington Subs      239      (29%)

 

 

Western Maryland    101      (12%)

Party Registration

 

 

Democrat         458   (56%)

 

 

Republican       263   (32%)

 

 

Independent       98   (12%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regional Groupings are as follows:

 

Eastern Shore/ Southern Md

 

Baltimore City

Baltimore Suburbs

Washington Suburbs

Western Maryland

 

Calvert Co.

 

Baltimore City

 

Anne Arundel Co.

 

Montgomery Co.

 

Allegany Co.

Caroline Co.

 

Baltimore Co.

 Prince George’s Co.

Carroll Co.

Cecil Co.

 

Harford Co.

 

Frederick Co.

Charles Co.

 

Howard Co.

 

Garrett Co.

Dorchester Co.

 

 

 

Washington Co.

Kent Co.

 

 

 

 

Queen Anne’s Co.

 

 

 

 

Somerset Co.

 

 

 

 

St. Mary’s Co.

 

 

 

 

Talbot Co.

 

 

 

 

Wicomico Co.

 

 

 

 

Worcester Co.

 

 

 

 

 


Democratic Primary Sample Demographics

 

Gender

Race

Region

 

Male    177    (42%)

 

White        284   (67%)

 

Metro Baltimore    191     (45%)

Female 246   (58%)

Black        130   (31%)

Metro Washington 159     (38%)

 

Other/Ref     9 

Rest of State             73     (17%)

 

 

Metro Baltimore includes: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties, and Baltimore City.

 

Metro Washington includes: Montgomery, and Prince George’s Counties.

 

Rest of State includes: Southern Maryland, Eastern Shore, and Western Maryland.

 

 

 


Summary

 

 

President Bush Job Approval

 

President George W. Bush’s job approval in Maryland has plummeted to its lowest level since he took office over five years ago. 

 

Statewide, 29% of voters say they approve of the job Bush is doing as president, while well over twice as many, 67%, say they disapprove of his performance in office. 

 

 

 

Bush Job Rating

Approve

Disapprove

No answer

 

 

 

 

April 2006

29%

67%

4%

October 2005

33%

63%

4%

October 2004

44%

53%

3%

August 2004

43%

51%

6%

June 2004

39%

54%

7%

March 2004

45%

47%

8%

February 2004

41%

53%

6%

December 2003

47%

46%

7%

August 2003

43%

48%

9%

April 2003

62%

31%

7%

September 2002

63%

28%

9%

January 2002

74%

16%

10%

May 2001

48%

34%

18%

February 2001

47%

34%

19%

 

 

 

Ninety-one percent of Democrats, 71% of women and 92% of black voters in Maryland disapprove of the job Bush is doing as president.

 

 

War in Iraq

 

Marylanders’ attitude toward the war in Iraq continues to plunge as well.  Statewide, only 24% approve of the way Bush is handling the war in Iraq, while an overwhelming 71%

 

disapprove of what’s happening there.

 

War in Iraq

Approve

Disapprove

 

 

 

April 2006

24%

71%

October 2005

25%

67%

June 2004

36%

58%

December 2003

40%

48%

 

 

Governor Ehrlich Job Approval

 

With six months to go before the fall elections, Governor Bob Ehrlich’s job approval among Maryland voters remains relatively stable.  Statewide, 50% approve of the job he’s doing as governor, while 38% disapprove of the job he is doing, and 12% offered no opinion. 

 

Ehrlich Job Rating

Approve

Disapprove

No answer

 

 

 

 

April 2006

50%

38%

12%

January 2006

53%

36%

11%

October 2005

49%

42%

9%

January 2005

55%

37%

8%

June 2004

52%

33%

15%

December 2003

55%

27%

18%

August 2003

57%

30%

13%

March 2003

56%

29%

15%

 

He maintains very high numbers with his Republican base (83% approval), but his numbers among Democrats, who constitute well over fifty percent of the electorate, are somewhat problematic – 32% of Democrats approve of Ehrlich, but 55% disapprove.     

 

 

General Assembly Job Approval

 

When Maryland voters were asked whether they approve or disapprove of the job the Maryland General Assembly is doing, 40% said they approve, 39% said they disapprove and 21% gave no answer. 

 

By party, 46% of Democrats approve of the job the Maryland General Assembly is doing, while 31% disapprove; 35% of Republicans approve, 48% disapprove; and among independents, only 27% approve, while 52% disapprove. 

General Election Gubernatorial Match-ups

 

Ehrlich’s softness among Democrats is once more evident in general election match-ups with the two candidates campaigning for the opportunity to challenge him. In a contest between Ehrlich and Martin O’Malley, the Baltimore Mayor leads 46% to 41%, with 13% undecided.  Ehrlich snares 85% of Republican voters, but O’Malley leads overwhelmingly among Democrats in the state, 71% to 16%.

 

In a match-up with Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan, Ehrlich trails 44% to 42%.  Again, the current attitude among Maryland Democrats to support the candidate of their own party (Duncan is up 67%-17%) puts the Governor at a disadvantage. 

 

Between now and November, Ehrlich will need to see a change in this dynamic to capture a second term.  

 

Voting in Maryland

 

In an effort to gauge voter opinion on how best to conduct the fall elections we asked this question: “Which of the following voting systems do you think Maryland should use for this year’s elections: Electronic touch screen voting machines, which don’t provide a paper record, OR Paper ballots that are scanned after you vote, which do provide a paper record?”

 

Statewide, 56% said Maryland should use paper ballots, which provide a paper record, while 41% said the State should use electronic touch screen voting machines.  Majority support for paper ballots was found among all demographic sub-groups.

 

Utility Rate Increase

 

Maryland voters are extremely nervous over the upcoming rate hikes for BGE customers. 

 

Statewide, 75% are “very concerned” about the utility rate increase for BGE customers, 14% are “somewhat concerned,” 7% are “not that concerned” and only 3% are “not at all concerned.”  High anxiety over this issue is found across the board.

 

We next asked Marylanders several questions in order to assess where they believe responsibility lies for this crisis: 

 

·                              67% agree (48% “strongly”/19% “moderately”) that the General Assembly is responsible for the utility rate increase, “because it passed deregulation in 1999;”

 

 

·                              66% agree (43% “strongly”/23% “moderately”) that Constellation Energy, “which owns BGE,” is responsible;

 

·                              45% agree (25% “strongly”/20% “moderately”) that the Governor is responsible, “because he appoints members of the Public Service Commission, the state agency that regulates utility rates.

 

 

With regard to whom voters are holding most responsible, Governor Ehrlich, at this point, is winning the PR battle.  Overall, 40% say Constellation Energy is most responsible, 34% say the General Assembly is most responsible and only 12% hold the Governor most responsible.  

 

By party, 45% of Democrats say Constellation Energy is most responsible for the increase in utility rates, while 41% of Republicans and 39% of independents say the General Assembly is most responsible.

 

 

General Election U.S. Senate Match-ups

 

In general election match-ups to succeed retiring Senator Paul Sarbanes, Democrats are in a good position heading into the fall elections.  Third District Congressman Ben Cardin leads Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele 49% to 35%, with 16% undecided. 

 

Steele is capturing 77% of the GOP vote, but Cardin is up 76%-12% among Democrats, and leads 39% to 31% with independents. 

 

Against Cardin, The Lieutenant Governor is doing slightly better among black voters (capturing 21%) than is traditional for Republicans in Maryland.  But, ultimately, Steele will need to accomplish what any statewide Republican candidate in Maryland must do to be successful on Election Day – persuade about 1-in-3 Democrats to vote for him.

 

In a match-up with former Congressman and NAACP president Kweisi Mfume, Steele trails 44% to 39%, with 17% undecided.    

 

In this contest, Mfume garners 69% of Democrats and 78% of the black vote.

 

 

 

 

Democratic Primary Match-ups

 

Gubernatorial Primary

 

In the race to determine who will challenge Bob Ehrlich in November, Martin O’Malley leads Doug Duncan by nine points, 44% to 35%, with 21% undecided.

 

In the metro Baltimore region, O’Malley has a commanding 57% to 26% lead over Duncan, while in the metro Washington region, Duncan has a commanding 52% to 25% lead over O’Malley. 

 

In the remainder of the state (Southern Maryland, the Eastern Shore and Western Maryland), which comprises less than 20% of the vote in a Democratic Primary, O’Malley is up 52%-21%, with 27% undecided.

 

Given the shifting demographics of Democratic Primary elections in Maryland, turnout in September will be one of the key factors in this election. 

 

 

U.S. Senate Primary

 

In the United States Senate Primary, Ben Cardin leads Kweisi Mfume, 39% to 31%, with 4% for Lise Van Sustern, 2% for Allan Lichtman, 1% each for Josh Rales and Dennis Rasmussen and 22% undecided.  Cardin is up among white voters, 49% to 13%, while Mfume has a strong advantage among black voters, 69% to 17%.  Again, turnout could be very important in determining the winner. 

 

 

Comptroller Primary

 

It appears William Donald Schaefer’s recent behavior has had a deleterious effect on his re-election bid.  Statewide, 40% say they’ll vote for Schaefer, 33% say they’ll vote for Peter Franchot and 27% are undecided.  At this point, Schaefer leads in the metro Baltimore region, 48%-30%, while Franchot, a Montgomery County Delegate, is up 39% to 28% in metro Washington.

 

Schaefer’s never lost a statewide race in Maryland and won the 2002 Democratic Primary better than 2-to-1.  For a relatively unknown challenger to be this close is an ominous sign for the incumbent.

 


QUESTION: Do you approve or disapprove of the job George Bush is doing as president?

Statewide Results

 

Response

Statewide

 

 

Approve

29%

Disapprove

67%

No Answer

4%

 

 

 

Party - Approve or disapprove of the job George Bush is doing as president?

 

 

Party

Approve

Disapprove

No Answer

 

 

 

 

Democrat

7%

91%

2%

Republican

70%

23%

7%

Independent

21%

73%

6%

 

 

Gender – Approve or disapprove of the job George Bush is doing as president?

 

 

Gender

Approve

Disapprove

No Answer

 

 

 

 

Men

33%

63%

4%

Women

25%

71%

4%

 

 

Race – Approve or disapprove of the job George Bush is doing as president?

 

 

Race

Approve

Disapprove

No Answer

 

 

 

 

White

36%

60%

4%

African- American

 

5%

 

92%

 

3%

 

 

 


QUESTION: Do you approve or disapprove of President George Bush’s handling of the war in Iraq?

 

Statewide Results

 

Response

Statewide

 

 

Approve

24%

Disapprove

71%

No answer

5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Party – Approve or disapprove President George Bush’s handling of the war in Iraq?

 

 

Party

Approve

Disapprove

No answer

 

 

 

 

Democrat

        5%

92%

3%

Republican

57%

34%

9%

Independent

23%

71%

6%

 

 

 

 

Gender – Approve or disapprove President George Bush’s handling of the war in Iraq?

 

 

Gender

Approve

Disapprove

No answer

 

 

 

 

Men

28%

66%

6%

Women

20%

76%

4%

 


QUESTION: Do you approve or disapprove of the job Bob Ehrlich is doing as governor?

Statewide Results

 

Response

Statewide

 

 

Approve

50%

Disapprove

38%

No Answer

12%

 

 

 

 

Party - Approve or disapprove of the job Bob Ehrlich is doing as governor?

 

 

Party

Approve

Disapprove

No Answer

 

 

 

 

Democrat

32%

55%

13%

Republican

83%

8%

9%

Independent

45%

39%

16%

 

 

Gender - Approve or disapprove of the job Bob Ehrlich is doing as governor?

 

 

Gender

Approve

Disapprove

No Answer

 

 

 

 

Male

55%

34%

11%

Female

45%

42%

13%

 

 

Race - Approve or disapprove of the job Bob Ehrlich is doing as governor?

 

 

Race

Approve

Disapprove

No Answer

 

 

 

 

White

56%

34%

10%

African- American

 

30%

 

51%

 

19%

 


QUESTION: Do you approve or disapprove of the job the Maryland General Assembly is doing?

Statewide Results

 

Response

Statewide

 

 

Approve

40%

Disapprove

39%

No Answer

21%

 

 

Party - Approve or disapprove of the job the Maryland General Assembly is doing?

 

 

Party

Approve

Disapprove

No Answer

 

 

 

 

Democrat

46%

31%

23%

Republican

35%

48%

17%

Independent

27%

52%

21%

 

 

Gender - Approve or disapprove of the job the Maryland General Assembly is doing?

 

 

Gender

Approve

Disapprove

No Answer

 

 

 

 

Male

38%

45%

17%

Female

42%

33%

25%

 

 

Race - Approve or disapprove of the job the Maryland General Assembly is doing?

 

 

Race

Approve

Disapprove

No Answer

 

 

 

 

White

38%

43%

19%

African- American

 

47%

 

25%

 

28%

 


QUESTION: If the 2006 general election for governor were held today, for whom would you vote if the candidates were: Bob Ehrlich, the Republican and Martin O’Malley, the Democrat?

 

Statewide Results

 

Response

Statewide

 

 

O’Malley

46%

Ehrlich

41%

Undecided

13%

 

 

 

Party – 2006 Gubernatorial Match-up: Ehrlich vs. O’Malley?

 

 

Party

O’Malley

Ehrlich

Undecided

 

 

 

 

Democrat

71%

16%

13%

Republican

5%

85%

10%

Independent

38%

40%

22%

 

 

Gender - 2006 Gubernatorial Match-up: Ehrlich vs. O’Malley?

 

 

Gender

O’Malley

Ehrlich

Undecided

 

 

 

 

Male

41%

45%

14%

Female

51%

37%

12%

 

 

Race - 2006 Gubernatorial Match-up: Ehrlich vs. O’Malley?

 

 

Race

O’Malley

Ehrlich

Undecided

 

 

 

 

White

39%

50%

11%

African- American

 

69%

 

12%

 

19%

QUESTION: If the 2006 general election for governor were held today, for whom would you vote if the candidates were: Bob Ehrlich, the Republican and Doug Duncan, the Democrat?

Statewide Results

 

Response

Statewide

 

 

Duncan

44%

Ehrlich

42%

Undecided

14%

 

 

 

Party – 2006 Gubernatorial Match-up: Ehrlich vs. Duncan?

 

 

Party

Duncan

Ehrlich

Undecided

 

 

 

 

Democrat

69%

17%

14%

Republican

4%

86%

10%

Independent

33%

41%

26%

 

 

Gender - 2006 Gubernatorial Match-up: Ehrlich vs. Duncan?

 

 

Gender

Duncan

Ehrlich

Undecided

 

 

 

 

Male

39%

46%

15%

Female

49%

38%

13%

 

 

Race - 2006 Gubernatorial Match-up: Ehrlich vs. Duncan?

 

 

Race

Duncan

Ehrlich

Undecided

 

 

 

 

White

37%

51%

12%

African- American

 

67%

 

11%

 

22%

 


QUESTION: Which of the following voting systems do you think Maryland should use for this year’s elections: (ORDER ROTATED)

 

·                              Electronic touch screen voting machines, which don’t provide a paper record, or

 

·                               Paper ballots that are scanned after you vote, which do provide a paper record?

Statewide Results

 

Response

Statewide

 

 

Touch screen

41%

Paper ballots

56%

No answer

3%

 

 

Party – Electronic touch screen machines or paper ballots that are scanned?

 

 

Party

Touch

Screen

Paper

Ballots

No

Answer

 

 

 

 

Democrat

43%

55%

2%

Republican

39%

56%

5%

Independent

34%

63%

3%

 

Gender - Electronic touch screen machines or paper ballots that are scanned?

 

 

Gender

Touch

Screen

Paper

Ballots

No

Answer

 

 

 

 

Male

41%

57%

2%

Female

41%

55%

4%

 

Race - Electronic touch screen machines or paper ballots that are scanned?

 

 

Race

Touch

Screen

Paper

Ballots

No

Answer

 

 

 

 

White

39%

57%

4%

African- American

 

46%

 

53%

 

1%

QUESTION: BGE customers in Maryland are going to see increases in their utility bills starting this July.  How concerned are you about this utility rate increase: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not that concerned, or not at all concerned?

 

Statewide Results

 

Response

Statewide

 

 

Very concerned

75%

Somewhat concerned

14%

Not that concerned

7%

Not at all concerned

3%

No answer

1%

 

 

Party – Level of concern over utility rate increase?

 

 

Party

Very

Concerned

Somewhat

Concerned

Not that

Concerned

Not at all

Concerned

No

Answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democrat

77%

13%

7%

2%

1%

Republican

72%

12%

8%

6%

2%

Independent

74%

22%

3%

1%

-

 

Gender - Level of concern over utility rate increase?

 

 

Gender

Very

Concerned

Somewhat

Concerned

Not that

Concerned

Not at all

Concerned

No

Answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male

71%

16%

8%

4%

1%

Female

79%

12%

6%

2%

1%

 

Race - Level of concern over utility rate increase?

 

 

Race

Very

Concerned

Somewhat

Concerned

Not that

Concerned

Not at all

Concerned

No

Answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

White

74%

13%

9%

3%

1%

African- American

 

79%

 

17%

 

1%

 

3%

 

-

 

QUESTION: Please indicate whether you strongly agree, moderately agree, moderately disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements:

 

 

“The Maryland General Assembly is responsible for the utility rate increases because it passed utility deregulation in 1999.”

 

Statewide Results

 

Response

Statewide

 

 

Strongly agree

48%

Moderately agree

19%

Moderately disagree

16%

Strongly disagree

4%

No answer

13%

 

 

 

 

Party – The Maryland General Assembly is responsible for the utility rate increases because it passed utility deregulation in 1999.

 

 

Party

Strongly

Agree

Moderately

Agree

Moderately

Disagree

Strongly

Disagree

No

Answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democrat

47%

16%

20%

5%

12%

Republican

50%

24%

8%

4%

14%

Independent

46%

19%

17%

1%

17%

 

 


 

QUESTION: “The Governor of Maryland is responsible for the utility rate increases because he appoints members of the Public Service Commission, the state agency that regulates utility rates.”

 

Statewide Results

 

Response

Statewide

 

 

Strongly agree

25%

Moderately agree

20%

Moderately disagree

22%

Strongly disagree

21%

No answer

12%

 

 

 

 

Party – The Governor of Maryland is responsible for the utility rate increases because he appoints members of the Public Service Commission, the state agency that regulates utility rates.

 

 

Party

Strongly

Agree

Moderately

Agree

Moderately

Disagree

Strongly

Disagree

No

Answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democrat

35%

25%

19%

11%

10%

Republican

7%

12%

29%

37%

15%

Independent

27%

16%

18%

24%

15%

 

 


 

QUESTION: “Constellation Energy, which owns BGE, is responsible for the utility rate increases.”

 

Statewide Results

 

Response

Statewide

 

 

Strongly agree

43%

Moderately agree

23%

Moderately disagree

9%

Strongly disagree

10%

No answer

15%

 

 

 

 

Party – Constellation Energy, which owns BGE, is responsible for the utility rate increases.

 

 

Party

Strongly

Agree

Moderately

Agree

Moderately

Disagree

Strongly

Disagree

No

Answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democrat

49%

24%

7%

9%

11%

Republican

32%

21%

13%

14%

20%

Independent

43%

23%

8%

4%

22%

 

 

 

 

 


QUESTION: Who do you hold most responsible for the increase in utility rates? 

 

(ORDER ROTATED)

 

·      The Maryland General Assembly,

 

·      The Governor of Maryland,

 

·       Constellation Energy

 

 

Statewide Results

 

Response

Statewide

 

 

Constellation Energy

40%

General Assembly

34%

Governor

12%

No answer

14%

 

 

Party – Who do you hold most responsible for the increase in utility rates?

 

 

Party

Constellation

Energy

General

Assembly

 

Governor

No

Answer

 

 

 

 

 

Democrat

45%

29%

18%

8%

Republican

33%

41%

3%

23%

Independent

37%

39%

9%

15%

 


QUESTION: If the 2006 general election for U.S. Senate were held today, for whom would you vote if the candidates were: Michael Steele, the Republican and Ben Cardin, the Democrat?

 

Statewide Results

 

Response

Statewide

 

 

Cardin

49%

Steele

35%

Undecided

16%

 

 

 

Party - 2006 U.S. Senate Match-up: Steele vs. Cardin?

 

 

Party

Cardin

Steele

Undecided

 

 

 

 

Democrat

76%

12%

12%

Republican

6%

77%

17%

Independent

39%

31%

30%

 

 

 

 

Race - 2006 U.S. Senate Match-up: Steele vs. Cardin?

 

 

Race

Cardin

Steele

Undecided

 

 

 

 

White

42%

39%

19%

African- American

 

72%

 

21%

 

7%

 

 

 

 


QUESTION: If the 2006 general election for U.S. Senate were held today, for whom would you vote if the candidates were: Michael Steele, the Republican and Kweisi Mfume, the Democrat?

 

Statewide Results

 

Response

Statewide

 

 

Mfume

44%

Steele

39%

Undecided

17%

 

 

 

Party - 2006 U.S. Senate Match-up: Steele vs. Mfume?

 

 

Party

Mfume

Steele

Undecided

 

 

 

 

Democrat

69%

16%

15%

Republican

4%

79%

17%

Independent

33%

38%

29%

 

 

 

 

Race - 2006 U.S. Senate Match-up: Steele vs. Mfume?

 

 

Race

Mfume

Steele

Undecided

 

 

 

 

White

34%

46%

20%

African- American

 

78%

 

16%

 

6%

 


**********   423 Likely 2006 Democratic Primary Voters   **********

 

QUESTION: If the September 2006 Democratic Primary election for governor were held today, for whom would you vote if the candidates were Doug Duncan and Martin O’Malley?  

Statewide Results

 

Response

Statewide

 

 

O’Malley

44%

Duncan

35%

Undecided

21%

 

 

Gender - 2006 Democratic Primary election for Governor?

 

 

Gender

 

O’Malley

 

Duncan

 

Undecided

 

 

 

 

Male

39%

38%

23%

Female

48%

33%

19%

 

 

Race - 2006 Democratic Primary election for Governor?

 

 

Race

 

O’Malley

 

Duncan

 

Undecided

 

 

 

 

White

45%

36%

19%

African-American

42%

33%

25%

 

 

Region - 2006 Democratic Primary election for Governor?

 

Region

 

O’Malley

 

Duncan

 

Undecided

 

 

 

 

Metro Baltimore

57%

26%

17%

Metro Washington

25%

52%

23%

Rest of State

52%

21%

27%

 


QUESTION: If the September 2006 Democratic Primary election for U.S Senate were held today, for whom would you vote if the candidates were Ben Cardin, Allan Lichtman, Kweisi Mfume, Josh Rales, Dennis Rasmussen, and Lise Van Sustern?  

 

Statewide Results

 

Response

Statewide

 

 

Cardin

39%

Mfume

31%

Van Sustern

4%

Lichtman

2%

Rales

1%

Rasmussen

1%

Undecided

22%

 

 

Gender - 2006 Democratic Primary election for U.S Senate?

 

 

Gender

 

Cardin

 

Mfume

 

Undecided

 

 

 

 

Male

37%

27%

29%

Female

41%

34%

17%

 

Race - 2006 Democratic Primary election for U.S Senate?

 

 

Race

 

Cardin

 

Mfume

 

Undecided

 

 

 

 

White

49%

13%

27%

African-American

17%

69%

12%

 

Region - 2006 Democratic Primary election for U.S Senate?

 

Region

 

Cardin

 

Mfume

 

Undecided

 

 

 

 

Metro Baltimore

54%

32%

8%

Metro Washington

23%

36%

29%

Rest of State

34%

16%

44%

QUESTION: If the September 2006 Democratic Primary election for comptroller were held today, for whom would you vote if the candidates were Peter Franchot and William Donald Schaefer?  

Statewide Results

 

Response

Statewide

 

 

Schaefer

40%

Franchot

33%

Undecided

27%

 

 

Gender - 2006 Democratic Primary election for Comptroller?

 

 

Gender

 

Schaefer

 

Franchot

 

Undecided

 

 

 

 

Male

45%

29%

26%

Female

36%

36%

28%

 

 

Race - 2006 Democratic Primary election for Comptroller?

 

 

Race

 

Schaefer

 

Franchot

 

Undecided

 

 

 

 

White

38%

34%

28%

African-American

44%

31%

25%

 

 

Region - 2006 Democratic Primary election for Comptroller?

 

Region

 

Schaefer

 

Franchot

 

Undecided

 

 

 

 

Metro Baltimore

48%

30%

22%

Metro Washington

28%

39%

33%

Rest of State

45%

29%

26%