Goucher College Poll

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. Goucher students help research survey questions, design the questionnaire, and analyze the results.

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.

Goucher College Poll Results

October 2020

Press Advisory (PDF)

October 2020 Part 1 (PDF)
Maryland residents were polled about their candidate preferences in the upcoming United States presidential race. Voters were also asked to rate each major party’s presidential and vice presidential candidate and whether they planned to cast their ballots in person or by mail.

October 2020 Part 2 (PDF)
Maryland residents were asked about their views on statewide issues, including the direction of and most important issue facing the state and their opinions toward Gov. Larry Hogan. Residents were also polled on their views on police, the Black Lives Matter movement, the Democratic and Republican parties, and several police reform proposals.

October 2020 Part 3 (PDF)
Maryland residents were asked their views on the COVID-19 pandemic, including Gov. Larry Hogan’s handling of the coronavirus, and on the pace of reopening, its financial impact, and whether individual actions can help stop the spread of the virus. Residents were also asked about the emotional impact of the pandemic.


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