The gains by Democrats in Maryland since summer reflect a
national trend in favor of Howard Dean's party. About the only positive
news for Republicans in the latest round of Rasmussen Reports election
polls is that the elections are a year away.
Ehrlich is viewed favorably by 48% of Maryland voters and
unfavorably by 37%.
Fifty-three percent (53%) have a favorable opinion of O'Malley
while 28% have an unfavorable view.
For Duncan, the numbers are 39% favorable, 32% unfavorable.
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The telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted
by Rasmussen Reports November 16, 2005. The margin of sampling error
for the survey is +/- 4.5 percentage points at the midpoint with a 95%
level of confidence (see Methodology).