Opposition to the change is at 51 percent, with 12 percent of poll respondents offering no answer.
The poll found much stronger support for another bill moving through the legislature, a proposal to gradually increase the state’s minimum wage to $15. The bill has been passed by the House and is awaiting action in the Senate.
Sixty percent of voters supported the $15 minimum wage, with 35 percent opposed and 5 percent offering no response.
The poll also questioned voters about the start date for the public school year for the first time since parents and school officials have had to comply with an order from Gov. Larry Hogan to start after Labor Day and end by June 15.
Voters were asked if school should start after Labor Day or whether each school district should decide when to start school. A total of 56 percent supported starting school after Labor Day, with 40 percent saying local school districts should set the start date.