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

September 2019

September 2019 Press Advisory—This poll asked Maryland residents about their favorite season. 

September 2019 Part 1—This poll asked Maryland residents their views on the direction of and most important issue facing the state and the current and future economic situation in Maryland; Gov. Larry Hogan; state spending; the Kirwan Commission; and funding improvements in public education, roads and highways, and public transportation.

September 2019 Part 2—This poll asked Maryland residents about their views toward President Donald Trump’s job performance; former President Barack Obama; the Democratic and Republican Parties; the Affordable Care Act; capitalism and socialism; climate change; and Medicare-for-all. The poll also asked about America’s openness to people from all over the world and their satisfaction with American democracy.

September 2019 Part 3—This poll asked Maryland Democratic likely voters who they are currently planning to vote for in the Maryland Democratic presidential primary and their preferences toward candidate ideology and electability versus closeness of position on issues. The poll also asked Maryland Democratic likely voters how they viewed each candidate.


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