Poll: Slight majority still supports death penalty; overwhelming support for gun control measures

A new Goucher College poll finds a slight majority of Marylanders (51%) oppose ending executions -- even though many overestimate how often it is used and a majority says it does not deter murder and would prefer life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. An overwhelming majority of Marylanders -- more than four out of five -- support the major provisions of Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun control proposal, despite the fierce opposition of a gun-owning minority that has flooded Annapolis hearing rooms.

O’Malley more popular than ever, poll says

Gov. Martin O’Malley is more popular among Marylanders than he has ever been, according to a Gonzales Research poll released today.

According to the poll, 58% of Marylanders approve of the job O’Malley is doing – up 10% from the most recent Gonzales poll in October.