January 10, 1995
No matter how a judge rules on Ellen R. Sauerbrey's lawsuit seeking to overturn November's gubernatorial election, the Republican is already losing badly in the court of public opinion.A poll released yesterday shows that if the Nov. 8 election were held again, Parris N. Glendening would win by a 20-point spread, 58 percent to 38 percent, with 4 percent undecided.That is a considerable improvement for Mr. Glendening, who narrowly beat Mrs. Sauerbrey two months ago. Translated to ballots, his victory margin would rise from last fall's 5,993 to the equivalent of 282,035 votes today.
May 29, 1992
Privatization of governmental servicesA committee created by Baltimore County Executive Roger B. Hayden to study county government says tax dollars could be saved by selling or leasing nine properties and hiring private companies to perform several services traditionally done by government. Included are such services as snow removal, bulk trash pickup, building security, detention-center health care and operating a new drunken-driver prison.The Evening Sun would like to know what you think.
May 28, 1992
By a margin of 71 percent to 28 percent and a count of 394 to 159 out of 553 responses, callers to SUNDIAL say The Block on Baltimore Street should not be legislated out of existence, as a City Council bill is proposing.Similarly, 398 of 551 callers (72 percent) say there should be an area of the city for adult entertainment, while the remaining 153 (27 percent) oppose that idea."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.
May 26, 1992
Teachers and new testsThe Maryland State Teachers Association is criticizing new state standardized tests intended to measure how children apply what they learn in school to real life. So flawed are the new tests, the MSTA asserts, that students' scores, which have been generally low, should be thrown out. The MSTA found especially offensive a question giving fifth-graders an option to write about the constitutionality of nude dancing. A state education spokesman didn't deny that some problems exist, but added: "We're really encouraged to keep moving forward."
May 15, 1992
Mandatory pre-prom meetings2 Look for the results in Monday's Evening Sun.How to spend cancer moneyMore than two-thirds of SUNDIAL's callers (67 percent vs. 32 percent, or 182 to 89, out of 271 respondents) say the legislature was wrong to restrict the spending on anti-smoking advertising."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.
May 12, 1992
A constitutional amendment to restrain congressional salaries, having received enough state votes for ratification after 203 years, is still valid, according to 86 percent of callers to SUNDIAL (299 out of 347). Forty-eight callers (13 percent) think it is not valid.An overwhelming majority of 345 callers (96 percent to 3 percent, on a tally of 332 to 13) registered the opinion that Congress should not grant its members a midterm pay raise."It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as a scientific public opinion poll would be.