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By Los Angeles Times | May 7, 1993
WASHINGTON -- While President Clinton has been wrestling with other issues and fending off attacks by Republicans and Ross Perot, public support for his long-range economic package has dropped dramatically.A poll released yesterday shows support dwindling in the past two months, from 58 percent favoring the president's plan for economic revitalization and 27 percent opposed to only 46 percent supporting the plan and 36 percent against it now. Americans' optimism that the program would help them in the long run has also fallen sharply, from 50 percent hopeful and 32 percent skeptical to an almost-even split between optimists and pessimists -- 39 percent and 37 percent, respectively.
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Tim Wheeler | October 8, 2014
An overwhelming majority of Marylanders are worried about pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, a new poll finds, and most are concerned enough about the bay's slumping crabs to back a moratorium on crabbing. The survey by Goucher College found 84 percent of those contacted last week said they were very or somewhat concerned about bay pollution. Just 14 percent said it worried them little or not at all. The 708 Marylanders interviewed by telephone were only a little more upbeat about the overall health of the state's environment - 62 percent rated it fair to poor, while 36 percent consider it good to excellent.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 24, 2003
BAGHDAD, Iraq - After five months of foreign military occupation and the ouster of Saddam Hussein, nearly two-thirds of Baghdad residents believe that the removal of the Iraqi dictator has been worth the hardships they have been forced to endure, a new Gallup poll shows. Despite the systemic collapse of government and civic institutions, a wave of looting and violence, and shortages of water and electricity, 67 percent of 1,178 Iraqis told a Gallup survey team that within five years, their lives would be better than before the U.S. and British invasion.
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Yvonne Wenger and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they have trust in federal employees , a spike in public confidence that some are attributing to last year's partial government shutdown. In a recent Battleground Poll by George Washington University, 22 percent of registered voters surveyed said they had "a lot" of confidence in federal workers , and 51 percent said they had "some. " The public's confidence in the federal workforce waned in 2012 and 2013 after scandals involving the Internal Revenue Service and the General Services Administration but rebounded after the shutdown last October.
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By New York Times News Service | August 26, 1992
President Bush's gains from the Republican National Convention have almost completely evaporated, as four days in the spotlight failed to establish his commitment to change or his ideas for ending the recession, the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll shows.Gov. Bill Clinton of Arkansas re-established a strong lead, holding a 51 percent to 36 percent edge in the poll taken Sunday and Monday, or about the same margin he held before last week's convention.The poll showed the public had far more interest in hearing about his favorite issues, the economy and health care, than in topics featured at the convention, such as family values and homosexuality.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Baltimore County Bureau of The Sun | November 4, 1990
Baltimore County Executive Dennis F. Rasmussen has lost significant support over the past month, with an increasing number of voters now undecided, making his contest with Republican challenger Roger B. Hayden a horse race, according to The Sun Poll.Mr. Rasmussen has the support of 41 percent of the voters, a drop of 11 percentage points from a month ago. That compares to 39 percent for Mr. Hayden, up 3 percentage points over last month. About 20 percent of the voters are now undecided, compared to 12 percent in early October.
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By New York Times News Service | October 25, 1992
WASHINGTON -- The 1992 presidential campaign is enterin its home stretch with Ross Perot newly energized and Gov. Bill Clinton still in the lead but facing a tightening contest with President Bush, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll.The new poll, conducted Tuesday through Friday, suggests that Mr. Perot received a considerable boost from his performance in the presidential debates and his weeks of heavy advertising.It indicates that Mr. Clinton's support has dropped since early in the month and that Republican attacks on his trustworthiness may be taking a toll.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and C. Fraser Smith and Thomas W. Waldron and C. Fraser Smith,SUN STAFF | October 7, 1998
As more and more Marylanders make up their minds in the gubernatorial race, Gov. Parris N. Glendening remains locked in a statistical dead heat with Republican Ellen R. Sauerbrey, a new poll shows.Glendening holds a slender 47 percent to 45 percent edge over Sauerbrey, a figure that falls within the poll's margin of error. Eight percent of the sample was undecided, according to the survey of likely voters done for The Sun and three other news organizations.The poll, coming less than four weeks before the Nov. 3 election, found that more than two-thirds of the voters have firmly settled on a candidate.
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By John McCormick and John McCormick,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | January 11, 2004
DES MOINES - On the issue of tax cuts, a Tribune Newspapers poll shows that the two leading candidates in Iowa are out of sync with half of the Democrats who plan to attend the state's precinct caucuses Jan. 19. Howard Dean, who holds a narrow lead in the Tribune poll, and Rep. Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri, who is in second place, favor the repeal of all of President Bush's tax cuts to fund universal health care and balance the budget. But the poll shows that only 40 percent of likely caucus participants favor such an approach, while 50 percent would prefer an approach that would repeal tax cuts for wealthy families.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Craig Timberg and Thomas W. Waldron and Craig Timberg,SUN STAFF | July 22, 1998
Hamstrung by lackluster approval ratings, Gov. Parris N. Glendening would face a tight race for re-election against Republican challenger Ellen R. Sauerbrey if the election were held today, a new poll shows.Glendening would win 44 percent of the vote to Sauerbrey's 38 percent, with 18 percent undecided, according to the poll of likely voters conducted for The Sun and other news organizations.The slim margin suggests that the race could well produce something of a replay of the 1994 election, a virtual dead heat in which Glendening defeated Sauerbrey by fewer than 6,000 votes.
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By Michael Dresser | August 22, 2014
Maryland Republicans released a party-sponsored poll Friday that they say shows GOP gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan in a virtual tie with Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown. The poll, conducted by XXXXXXXXXXXX, shows Brown clinging to a XX-XX lead in race to succeed term-limited Gov. Martin O'Malley in the Nov. 4 election.    Strong early poll numbers are important to Hogan if he hopes to attract outside money from the Republican Governors Association and outside conservative groups for a race that was not expected to be competitive in strongly Democratic Maryland.
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By Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
Two well-known U.S. Congressmen threw their support behind candidates for attorney general from their home counties Monday, with Dutch Ruppersberger endorsing State Del. Jon S. Cardin and John K. Delaney backing State Sen. Brian Frosh.  Ruppersberger, a Baltimore County Democrat, is the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. "Cyber crimes are among the next-generation of issues with which our new Attorney General will have to contend," Ruppersberger said in a statement.
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May 9, 2014
"If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. " That little nugget of truth, also known as the "law of the instrument," can be applied to more than just tool selection. When it comes to some closely-held beliefs, people tend to see circumstances as frequently proving them correct - even when they do nothing of the kind. At least that might explain why a recently-released Gallup poll finding that 47 percent of Maryland residents would choose to move if they could - the third highest percentage among the states - is being cited by many as evidence of failed tax policy.
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Thomas F. Schaller | February 18, 2014
If the Democratic primary is likely to decide who will be the state's next governor - a reasonable but not entirely certain proposition, given the balance of power between the state's two major parties - at this point in the contest two somewhat contradictory realities are in evidence. This first is that the battle between Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather R. Mizeur for the Democratic nomination is anybody's race to win. A new OpinionWorks poll for the Baltimore Sun revealed that, with only four months to go before the June 24 primary, a remarkable 40 percent of likely Democratic voters are undecided.
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Lorraine Mirabella | June 26, 2013
Fluctuating gas prices are shaping consumer behavior, a public opinion poll out today shows. A poll of 1,000 adults by Fuels America found that social or family-related activities take the biggest hit when it comes to cutting things from the family budget. Here are the findings from research firm Research Now, which conducted interviews this month.  When gas prices rise: -55 percent take fewer road trips to visit friends and family. -27 percent eat out less. -17 percent cut back on shopping for clothes.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2013
Maryland's predominantly Democratic voters continue to approve of the jobs being done by President Barack Obama and Gov. Martin O'Malley, according to a new poll released today. Two months after his re-election, Obama's job approval stands at 64 percent in the state, while only 35 percent disapprove, according to a survey by Gonzales Research. That represents a 9-point jump from the president's 55 percent approval rating in the state the previous January. O'Malley maintained a 54 percent to 41 percent approval rating, largely because of the overwhelming support of women (61 percent)
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Baltimore County Bureau of The Sun | November 2, 1990
A WBAL-TV poll shows that Roger B. Hayden, the Republican challenger in the race for Baltimore County executive, is running about even with incumbent Dennis F. Rasmussen, but that many voters are still undecided.Mr. Hayden has the support of 43.6 percent of the county's likely voters, Mr. Rasmussen has 41 percent and 15.4 percent are undecided, according to the poll.The poll, conducted by Herbert C. Smith, a political science professor at Western Maryland College, has a margin of error of 5 percentage points.
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By The Gallup Organization | November 21, 1992
PRINCETON, N.J. -- President-elect Bill Clinton will soon be able to test the "mandate for change" his election has been said to represent, but there appears to be little political cost to Mr. Clinton if he proceeds with raising taxes on the rich, mandating family leave or removing restrictions on abortion counseling at federally funded clinics.According to a new Gallup Poll, an overwhelming majority -- 80 percent -- of Americans support raising federal income taxes on those making more than $200,000; 17 percent oppose the idea.
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January 15, 2013
Today, Gov. Martin O'Malley joins the NAACP and other civil rights groups in an all-out push to abolish capital punishment in Maryland. Advocates say they believe they have the votes in both the Senate and House of Delegates, and a long-standing bottleneck in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee appears no longer to be an obstacle to a floor vote on the issue. Given the governor's commitment to make this legislation part of his agenda, and the turnover in the Senate since the last major push for a repeal in 2009, the odds for abolishing capital punishment in Maryland appear better than ever.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2012
Despite a multimillion-dollar advertising blitz from one challenger and an aggressive grassroots campaign from another, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland remains among the safest incumbents in the nation as he runs for a second term, according to a new poll. Potomac businessman Rob Sobhani, running as an independent, has not cut significantly into Cardin's lead though he has pumped millions of dollars of his own money into the race. He may be helping the Democratic incumbent by siphoning some voters away from Republican challenger Daniel Bongino.
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