But the numbers from Goucher suggest that isn't the case this time. On a host of issues, voters are siding with Mr. Hogan. Goucher found net positives for Mr. Hogan on every one it polled: job creation, economic growth, education, taxes, criminal justice, the environment and transportation. When asked what the most important issue was facing the state, the largest share of respondents picked education (15 percent), which is almost always the case in Maryland. But the next three issues are right in Mr. Hogan's wheelhouse — taxes (14 percent), economic growth and development (13 percent) and jobs and unemployment (11 percent).