Goucher College Poll
The Goucher College Poll is conducted in a 40-station, computer-aided telephone interviewer (CATI) lab. Using a random sample of landlines and cell phones, the Goucher College 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 College Poll is fully funded by the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center endowment and does not take additional funding from outside sources.
Recent Goucher College Poll Results
February 2020 Press Advisory (PDF)
This poll asked Maryland residents about their views on early spring vs. one big snowstorm.
February 2020 Part 1 (PDF)
Maryland residents were polled on their views on various statewide issues, including the direction of and most important issue facing the state, how they viewed Maryland as a place to live and work, and their opinions toward Gov. Larry Hogan, the Maryland General Assembly, the Kirwan Commission, public education, and taxes. Residents were also asked whether they were concerned about an outbreak of a disease like the Coronavirus.
February 2020 Part 2 (PDF)
Maryland Democratic likely voters were asked about their presidential primary, how they viewed each Democratic presidential candidate, and their preferences toward candidate ideology and electability versus closeness of position on issues. The poll also asked all Maryland likely voters their preferences in general election matchups between President Donald Trump and each of the Democratic candidates.
- September 24, 2019
Maryland Matters went behind the scenes of the Goucher College Poll to speak with Mileah Kromer, director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center.