Looking ahead to next year's general election for governor, would you vote for Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. or Martin O'Malley?
April 2005Jan. 2005
O'Malley45%40%
Ehrlich39%40%
Undecided/Not sure16%20%


Do you approve or disapprove of the way Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is handling his job as governor?
April 2005Jan. 2005
Approve51%54%
Disapprove38%31%
Not sure11%17%


Do you think the governor is doing an excellent, good, only fair, or poor job in these areas:
ExcellentGoodFairPoor
Working well with the state legislature6%27%29%31%
Handling the tough issues12%32%29%20%
Communicating his priorities to the public16%42%25%14%
Protecting the environment and the bay8%35%24%20%


Recently, an adviser to Ehrlich, Joseph Steffen Jr. was forced to resign from state government for spreading rumors on the Internet about a potential opponent of the governor. Were you aware of this controversy or not? Would you say you have followed the Steffen controversy closely, or not so closely?
Aware, followed closely35%
Aware, not so closely43%
Not aware at all21%


Are you inclined to believe that Mr. Steffen's actions are part of a broader pattern of behavior within the Ehrlich administration, or do you think he was one person acting strictly on his own?
Broader pattern31%
On his own50%
Not sure18


Looking ahead to next year's primary election for governor, for whom would you vote if the candidates were Doug Duncan and Martin O'Malley?
Duncan25%
O'Malley45%
Undecided/Not sure29%


In the general election for governor, would you vote for Bob Ehrlich or Doug Duncan? (Asked 1/04, 1/05)
Ehrlich44%
Duncan38%
Undecided/Not sure18%