Goucher Poll

The Goucher Poll is conducted in a 40-station, computer-aided telephone interviewer (CATI) lab. Using a random sample of landlines and cell phones, the Goucher Poll measures the opinions of Maryland residents and voters on important policy, social, and economic issues.  The poll results and a methodology statement are released to members of the media and other interested groups as a public service to the state.

The Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center is a member of the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations and the American Association for Public Opinion Research Transparency Initiative.

The Goucher Poll is fully funded by the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center endowment and does not take additional funding from outside sources.


Recent Goucher Poll Results

Fall 2017

Press Advisory (PDF)

Poll Release #1—Race, Immigration, and Hurricanes

Marylanders support DACA, have confidence in state government to handle a natural disaster, and divide along racial lines on Confederate statue removal.

Poll Release #2—Gov. Hogan popularity, direction of the state, Pres. Trump, and Congress

Governor Hogan maintains strong approval ratings; Marylanders have a positive view of Maryland’s economic situation

Poll Release #3—Democratic Primary Candidates, Issues, and Ideologies

The Democratic Primary is wide open.


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