House Speaker Michael Busch has suggested legalizing sports betting, as several neighboring states have done, could help Maryland raise money for education, and Gov. Larry Hogan has said he’s open to the idea of such an expansion of gambling.
On other issues, 58 percent of those polled support legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Maryland. There was 59 percent support for allowing news cameras in courtrooms when criminal defendants are sentenced.
Gonzales Research, which is based in Arnold, polled 809 people between Dec. 28 and Friday who said they were regular voters. The poll was conducted by phone, using both landline and cellphone numbers. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.