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Goucher College Poll: Marijuana, Crime, Likely Winners in November

The complete poll results can be found here.

The Goucher/Baltimore Banner/WYPR poll indicates more Maryland voters are leaning toward Democratic nominee Wes Moore. If the general election for governor were held today, 53% said they would vote for Moore and 31% for Republican nominee Dan Cox.

Libertarian candidate David Lasher and Green Party candidate Nancy Wallace earned 4% and 2% of the vote, respectively.

About 9% of likely voters remain undecided, the poll finds.

Additionally, 69% of likely voters who chose a candidate said they are "set on this candidate" and 28% said they could change their mind.


Other candidates with the majority of support of those polled, Anthony Brown for Attorney General; Brooke Lierman for Comptroller; Democrat Wes Moore with 53% approval - Dan Cox with 30% approval. 

 69% of likely voters who chose a candidate said they are "set on this candidate" and 28% said they could change their mind.

The majority of Maryland voters in both the Democratic and Republican parties approve of the job Governor Larry Hogan has done.


Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

A referendum on whether to legalize recreational marijuana for individuals aged 21 and older will also appear on the ballot this November. Fifty-nine percent of Maryland residents indicate they will vote in favor of the legalization of recreational marijuana, and 34 percent say they will vote against it. Seven percent are currently undecided. These attitudes closely align with those measured by the Goucher College Poll over the last decade. Sixty-two percent of voters believe that if voters do decide to legalize recreational marijuana the state should then expunge the records of those charged with or convicted of marijuana use and/or possession crime and 29 percent say the state should not.


And of the issues tipping voters one way or the other---overwhelmingly the economy, not so much the Dobbs case on abortion.


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