February 2014 Poll

(1462 Respondents)

Three Month Gubernatorial Tracking Poll: December-February
Larry Hogan Ron George Undecided Charles Lollar David Craig Jay Bala Brian Vaeth 35.2% 26.5% 16.7% 13.4% 7.6% 0.4% 0.3%

Tracking Poll- December-February
David Craig 8% Charles Lollar 13% Larry Hogan 35% Undecided 17% Ron George 27% Brian Jay Bala Vaeth 0% 0%

Red Maryland February 2014 Maryland GOP Survey
1. What county are you from? Answer Options Allegany Anne Arundel Baltimore City Baltimore County Calvert Caroline Carroll Cecil Charles Dorchester Frederick Garrett Harford Howard Kent Montgomery Prince George's Queen Anne's St. Mary's Somerset Talbot Washington Wicomico Worcester Response Percent 1.2% 18.1% 1.9% 11.4% 3.1% 1.4% 9.2% 3.0% 2.3% 0.8% 6.9% 1.2% 3.8% 6.0% 0.8% 12.7% 3.7% 3.0% 2.6% 1.2% 1.2% 2.5% 1.5% 0.7% Response Count 18 264 28 166 46 20 135 44 33 11 101 18 55 88 11 186 54 44 38 17 17 36 22 10 1462 0

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2. What is your age? Answer Options 18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75 or older Response Percent 6.8% 15.3% 19.5% 26.1% 21.6% 8.6% 2.1% Response Count 98 221 283 378 313 125 30 1448 14

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3. What is your gender? Answer Options Female Male Response Percent 29.7% 70.3% Response Count 426 1009 1435 27

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4. Are you a member of your County Republican Central Committee? Answer Options Yes No Response Percent 8.8% 91.2% Response Count 129 1333 1462 0

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5. If the June 2014 Republican Primary for Governor were held today, for whom would you vote? Answer Options Jay Bala David Craig Ron George Larry Hogan Charles Lollar Brian Vaeth Undecided Response Percent 0.2% 6.0% 26.7% 42.1% 9.4% 0.3% 15.2% Response Count 3 88 391 615 138 5 222 1462 0

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6. At this moment, who would be your first choice to be the Republican Nominee for President in 2016? Answer Options Former Governor Jeb Bush (FL) Dr. Ben Carson (MD) Governor Chris Christie (NJ) Senator Ted Response Percent 3.5% 14.5% 8.6% 11.2% Response Count 51 212 126 164

Cruz (TX) Former Governor Mike Huckabee (AR) Former Governor Jon Huntsman (UT) Governor Bobby Jindal (LA) Governor John Kasich (OH) Representative Peter King (NY) Former Governor Sarah Palin (AK) Senator Rand Paul (KY) Governor Mike Pence (IN) Governor Rick Perry (TX) Representative Paul Ryan (WI) Senator Marco Rubio (FL) Governor Rick Snyder (MI) Former Senator Rick Santorum (PA) Governor Scott Walker (WI) Undecided

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7. If the June 2014 Republican Primary for State Senate in the 4th District were held today, for whom would you vote? (Frederick voters ONLY) Answer Options David Brinkley Michael Hough I Don't Know Response Percent 18.0% 56.0% 26.0% Response Count 18 56 26 100 1

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8. If the June 2014 Republican Primary for State Senate in the 36th District were held today, for whom would you vote? (Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's Voters ONLY) Answer Options Steve Hershey Michael Smigiel Richard Sossi I Don't Know Response Percent 42.4% 24.6% 11.9% 21.9% Response Count 50 29 14 25 118 1

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9. If the June 2014 Republican Primary for Delegate in the 5th District were held today, for whom would you vote? (Vote for up to 3. Carroll Voters Only) Answer Options Carmen Amedori Donald Elliot Susan Krebs Justin Ready Haven Shoemaker Nancy Stocksdale Joshua Stonko Kevin Utz I Don't Know Response Percent 9.5% 4.0% 16.2% 23.3% 18.2% 4.7% 11.5% 6.3% 6.3% Response Count 24 10 41 59 46 12 29 16 16 134 253 1

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10. What issue is the most important to you in the upcoming Republican Primaries? Answer Options Abortion Corruption Crime Death Penalty Education Environment Gambling Gun Policy Health Care Higher Response Percent 3.0% 6.3% 1.6% 0.5% 3.3% 0.9% 0.1% 14.8% 8.9% 0.4% Response Count 43 91 23 7 48 13 1 213 128 6

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#1 issue: fiscal policy (both taxes and spending) #2 issue: public safety (gun policy, crime, corruption, death penalty). #10 should include jobs/unemployment #10 should include jobs/unemployment #7 Neither have filed http://www.elections.maryland.gov/elections/2014/primary_candidates/gen_listings_2 014_1_01504.html #8 Smigiel has not filed. http://www.elections.maryland.gov/elections/2014/primary_candidates/gen_listings_2 014_1_01536.html #9 Nancy has not filed. http://www.elections.maryland.gov/elections/2014/primary_candidates/gen_listings_2 014_1_01605.html ....not sure the GOP meets the concerns I have, and if they don't make a turn to the right, I may go Indie. Tea Party is more to my liking since the GOP seems to have gone too far left. 2a is close second to taxes. 2a rights Ability to get elected statewide and Two party ststem in md should be an issue Accept the "Taxed Enough Already" folks into your Party They are known as the TEA Party accountability, reduce spending, measure results against a standard continue or cut programs on that basis Actually I'm a democrat but these MD are out of control.....especially in Baltimore City. Other than to put a few more republicans in office, I don't know how to put manners on them. I'd be nice if DOJ would take a hard look at City shennanigans. add corruption, spending, regulation should LESS regulation & less government, health care, taxes All in question 10 are important. The question should set a level of importance's for every category. And two others should be added t the list, Marriage between a man and a women and legalization of marijuana.

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All the issues listed are important, and some require out-of-the-box type thinking. For example, the discussion on transportation issues is missing an important component. Automobile transportation is an important part of prosperity in this country, and it seems like the only ways we address this problem are by either building new roads, or simply giving up by planning expensive, inflexible mass transit schemes. My out-of-thebox question is simply - when did it get decided that human beings reached their limits of driving speed back in the 1950's? Speed limits in general haven't been significantly raised since then, while vehicles have become much more advanced and safer. Either the 95% of drivers who consistently exceed speed limits are criminals who are willing to drive in an unsafe manner, or speed limits are way too low. As someone who thinks outside the box, I think the answer is obvious. When are we going to get the guts to address this problem? Also important are jobs and taxes including fees, tolls, special taxes, and county taxes. And 2nd amendment rights Answer to number 10 - meaning repeal of Obamacare... Apply the rain tax statewide. We all pollute the bay, we all should help clean it up. are we forgetting the veterain As a registered Democrat, I'd like the law changed to allow me to vote in your primary. As far as question #10 goes, there are several issues of equal importance, and a couple not mentioned, like freedom and spying on Americans. Best to say, pick no more than four. As for the issues in question 10, thre is more than just one important issue and I believe that many of them tie together, Such as spending & regulation, spending & health care, And, unfortunately I believe corruption is a problem too, Border Security - stop illegal entry now ! Brian Griffiths is STILL a cutie!! Bring back the death. Business owner for 11 years. Kids in private school because the State and teachers union has ruined the public school system Can only check one sucks... Anything but democrat! Clean up the drugs in the state. Get rid of all these corrupt politicians . Conservatives, Conservatives, CONSERVATIVES corruption, gerrymandering republicans/independents out of politics, government expansion!!!!! Cut the senseless government spending. Make it easier to get concealed carry permits for the law abiding citizens. No freebies for illegal aliens. David brinkley is a liberal

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David Brinkley voted for the Obamacare Bailout, it is time for him to GO! Death penalty needs to be reinstated! Does it matter in a state ran by 4 counties ???? Doesn't account that I live in the 32nd. Don't know who I will vote for, just know it won't be some liberal democrat. Economy is the most important issue and you have no idea that it is??????!!!!!!!!! Economy should have been an option in question 10 End gun control! Eric Knowles for State Senate district 30 Everyone should come to the MCGOP County Convention 2-8-2014 . Everything has taxes twice as big as they should be. Stop making new ones Except for governor I know none if these candidates! The party better do some campaigning if they even want to sniff a win!!!! F ck the outta control fraud communist in charge of the WH. Family Law reform should be added to the issues list Find a way to get rid of the voting computer mechines, dead people and illegals voting; If you don't, I see no reason for Republicans to vote because our votes don't count in any election. First, it would be nice to be able to have more than one answer to tell you which are our most important issues (Question 10). Second, as lifelong Republicans, we are extremely disappointed with the Republican party at this point. Actually, it is embarrassing to admit we are Republicans these days. To sum it up, it feels like we've put our lives and welfare in the hands of a bunch of 6 year olds. It is so sad when you keep hearing legislators repeatedly saying what THEY want (not their constituents)- Ted Cruz is a good example- but all are guilty of the "me, me, me" approach. If Republicans want the country to grow and NOT just promote themselves, their own agenda and their party, they need to be individuals, and use their precious ONE vote to vote the way the majority of folks in their district feel. I honestly don't know if they've even bothered to ask. Republicans need to be adults, get down to the real business and stop bashing others to try to get a seat at the big boy table. Enough already! This last news letter for example, kicks everything in its path, but offers NO solutions. Nor does it ask the "people" what they would like to see done. How long will legislators ignore the "people" and keep rehashing the over and done issues? How much longer will they keep us from moving forward? Or pull stupid stunts like closing down the government and holding the people hostage to try to get their way? In three little words, GET OVER IT. (And no, I don't work for the government, thank goodness.) Thank you for listening. Get rid of Chris Van Hollen

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Get rid of owemally Get rid of the RHINO Brinkley now Get the bible out of politics Get the RNC to fund Republicans in this state. Get you QACOr Republican Sheriff out of office! It's a shame the Republicans do not or cannot see what a mess he is! Give me my USA Constitution back and most importantly, give me the right to bear arms back. Good luck. Standing with you. GOP doesn't seem to have its ducks in a row... Got to get rid of Miller and Busch. They are a huge part of the MD problem. Government needs to get out of Education and leave it up to the local boards. Government shouldn't run the people. The people should run the government. Grass roots!! Griffiths rides ponies Gun policies, government spending and oppression Gun policy is right up there with taxes when it comes to my biggest concerns! Stop trying to circumvent the 2nd Amendment! Help make Maryland the state I grew up in and want my 2 granddaughters too. Not this one!! Hogan and Bongino Let's get these guys into office and fix this state. I am BROKE and I make a lot of money!! I just give it all back and get nothing in return!! Hogan/Rutherford '14!!! How can I find out the poll results I actually have three issues .. Taxes ( Since Marylanders are overtaxed ) Spending ( Since they spend way more then they need and over tax regular Marylanders ) And Gun Policy Cause the Omalley anti american policies to try to make marylanders fearful of the government needs to be thrown out the window ... Removing guns only creates easier targets for those with illegal guns ! I am a Democrat I am a registered "Unaffiliated". I was formerly a registered Democrat since 2004-2012. I am a registered Democrat, because that way I can vote against Dems in primaries and because in PG County you can't get anything done if you are not a registered Democrat...just like most of the State. I am big on wanting to see what my tax dollars get me in my county. I am concerned about Allocation of government funds as well. I am the Republican candidate for District 1 Commissioner in St. Mary's County.

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I am tired of big government deciding what we the people want instead of listening to us and hearing what we really want. Too much is given away to illegal immigrants in this state and I have the feeling they are even being used to mess with voting in Maryland. Of course they are going to vote democrat because the dems give them everything for free. I want the America I grew up in back. I am trying to move out of MD as quickly as I can I am trying to move out of MD as quickly as I can I an a Veteran and support those who believe in freedom and support the Constitution. I continue to feel abandoned by the GOP. I do not feel that there should be immigration reform. Illegal immigrants should be deported and the borders secured by any means necessary. This government needs to stop worrying about being politically correct and giving free everything to people who won't work. Those who can't work due to disability are a different story, but those can work must work...or go hungry. I do not support MD deciding the school calendar or school times for each county. Also, MD should fund Per K rather making it an unfunded mandate. I don't know because I'm in district 8. But I do know Dan Bongino - - DAN BONGINO for congress! I feel awful because I don't know who I would vote for in 7, 8 and 9... But I WILL rectify that. I left the republican party because I think the republican's lost their way in the early 2000. Convince me to come back and I will. I left the Republican Party when it stopped supporting Freedom 100%. I love Maryland and I'm retired and don't want to leave. I need a Governor whose values I trust. I trust Ron George. I never see Republican or Conservative adds for Md., obviously a democratic state,I don't know why they vote that way, all the businesses are leaving they tax anything that moves its ridiculous I sincerely hope our candidates have no skeletons in the closet. I for one am sick of someone who comes in with a great platform that ends up being an immoral pervert or cad. The party needs to screen people more vigorously I support candidates who support liberty over law-and-order. I vote only for pro-life candidates, the most fundamental right and issue in our country today on any level in government. I vote only for R's. Obama sucks I want the next Gov - hopefully a fiscally responsible Repub - will take sales tax back to 5%, reduce or eliminate most of the obscene fees & taxes enacted by these current

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lying, profligate taxers & spenders & his cronies, collectively known as MOM and actually CUT spending. Stop wasting my tax dollars on this worthless so-called health connection web-site and TV commercials. Just get rid of the thing. I love my country. I love my city & state. I hate every level of corrupt, lying, inept, incompetent, self-serving & abusive government entity & our so-called leaders. I wish I could have chosen "all of the above" for question # 10! I would like to hear more specifics from the candidates. I'd also vote for Dr. Ben Carson it's a toss up for me. Id like to know how the state can grant someone child support based on a astronomical figure fabricated by the mother of the child and not on proof of income. Also how when i file for a modification it can take 18 months to get the case heard but by that time the state can take my license and put me in jail over a figure i could never pay. Refeering to 2000.00 a month for one child I'd like to see republican candidates who support marriage equality (I realize it's already legal in Maryland, but this is still important to me). if a republican gets elected to Governor , will he reverse all or any of the tax increases or will he just let it ride ? If there was a referendum about secession from MD, I would vote yes. If you are pro gun control or pro taxes you will lose my vote. Maryland has more than enough unfair laws in place for both issues and they both need repealed. Stop kissing up to Washington and grow a spine Maryland! if you want to win, be moderate. Illegal immigration is a huge concern. It is one od the big factors that is costing our state money and ruining it Illegal immigration is my biggest concern. Illegal immigration should have been on the list of issues. I'm all in for gun control being that said the politicans do not have a clue as for how they are HURTING ALL of us law abbinding citizens I Triplett believe if Maryland became a shall issue state you would see a lot of Deaths of innocent people would stop. Come on people wake up I'm black. I'm female, and I'm 35. I'm the future of your party and its time I was better represented! I'm concerned about the rain tax, gun policy, healthcare and the continual assault on small business in MD. I'm fed up with govt. as a whole!! I'm running for central committee I'm still sorry for Matt Adams

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I'm tired of corruption and intentional(!) waste at both the federal and state levels. It's time it stopped...period. Immigration is the most important issue to me. Bongino supported amnesty in 2012. He cannot be trusted on this issue. Bongino is an amnesty candidate. Impeach Obama and cronies. Stand your ground and educate the public. Important issues - Federal level - Healthcare; State level - taxes. in General it would be nice to give more than one answer. #10 is missing the answer "get Govt. out of personal lives" In response to question 10 spending, taxes and healthcare all tie in importance. In the last question I would have liked to have jobs mentioned. Is it hypocritical for a person who makes a living on the abuse of one drug to make a public argument against an arguably safer drug? Mr. Kline, I'm looking in your general direction. Is there any way Obama can be impeached now. It is very hard to get information on people running for office on a state or county level ! And We would vote for the most conservative most likely to win for President of U.S. primary. Would vote for Hogan but loved Lollar !! This state is SO blue it seems almost hopeless . People vote for the wrong people for the wrong reasons like Obama, Hoyer Carden, etc etc!! It is with the utmost senserity tha I condem all democratic practices. It should be easy to FLIP THIS STATE! Maryland is going down the tubes FAST! It's old but, it's time for a change. Government for the real people. It's time for Brinkley to go. Jobs and Go Larry go JOBS, JOBS, JOBS Jobs/economy number one Just win baby! Keel the government within its constitutional limits. Stop interfering with our lives and stop hemorhiging our money!! Keeping Marylanders in the state. We hear so many people are leaving. Help the seniors stay here. Larry Hogan is a tool. Legalize and control marijuana like alcohol. Legalize medical marijuanna sold at state stores Let's change Maryland together.....it's time. Like to see Charles County join St. Mary's and Calvert counties vote republican but we have too many moving in from PG to make it happen.

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Lollar is using campaign money for salary... he did it in 2010, he's doing it again in '14.... don't give him a dime! Lollar was on the tax commission over five years ago. You're telling me he can't come up with some semblance of a plan beyond a sound bite in five years? C'mon man...... Lot o f Demorats that need to be given the death penalty Lower taxes, cut spending, actually finish the ICC. Lower taxes, less spending. Investment in infrastructure. Lower taxes, less spending. Investment in infrastructure. Make this a business friendly state. Maryland needs taxes lowered. Taxes and regulations thrown out. We have been taxed and regulated to death. We need the unconstitutional gun laws passed by the governor repealed. Our rights as Citizens have been trampled. It's quite clear Maryland politicians only care about their parties agenda, nt what is best for it's citizens and we have lost faith in our elected leaders Maryland socks please help change Md is corrupt -- like the country. Too many chances for voter fraud. MD. has many "issues" but based on the record, the latest "chicken tax" is the most ridiculous one I have heard of. MD.lawmakers seem to have no common sense! ( except for the conservatives). Let's get back to representing THE PEOPLE instead of just "doing whatever" you feel like doing. MD-GOP IS OUT OF SYNCH WITH MOST CONSERVATIVES! Michael W. Dawson is the right man for Cecil County Council. A true conservative - a true statesman - an 'every man' for the people! Mike Hough is a good man who will fight for my rights and he is transparent. Minimum Wage. I understand the minimum wage is the basis for union wages= x times the minimum wage. If it continues to rise, there will be NO employment for our young people. With out prior work experience means lower starting salaries, even with an education. Our young people need to be taught work ethics. I am an employer willing to do this. Make an alternative minimum wage for kids living under their parents roof, under 21, something. Otherwise 1/3 of my staff will be no longer. Senator Getty has explained to his kids- but I am the one who will have to let Sam go. Mitt Romney should be drafted for president Most important are taxes, gun policy, and education (common core must go)! Most important issue is finding leaders with good, sound judgement. No rhetoric! My answer to # 10 would be moderation and cooperation. No matter what party you are with, once elected you will be representing 40-50 % of the population that did not vote for you. You still have a duty to do so.

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My vote for gov will go to the person who stands out of the crowd with bold color differences. Someone is honestly tells it like it is and believes and means what he says. Nancy Stocksdale is retiring need freedom to increase employment opportunities Next month, ask the question, should the party welcome Tari Moore back? No no no no No no no no matter who I vote for they will be another corrupt politicians, there's no such thing as an honest election anymore No more self-serving politicians. No more above-the-law politics. Let's take our country back by starting with Maryland first. No one is really reading this and if they are. Then contact me and ask me directly what I care about! Tim Welsh 410-302-4202 No question about jobs???? Obamacare must be repealed for America to regain economic stability on question 10 I would like to add corruption spending narrowing the government down to size n education On the Presidential question, how about asking people their 1st choice, 2nd choice, 3rd choice? Open the primaries. other relevant issues: obamacare/a.c.a.screwup,gun policy,taxes,crime.abortion,death penalty...... Other than Hogan, bunch of sheep, never hear a word from any of them Owemalley's Maryland, like Owebama's America, is beyond repair. My husband and I are in the process of moving out of this horrid state. Picked corruption in #10 - corruption is why there are gun restrictions, common core, over-taxation, obamacare, over-regulation - all of these issues are number one. Question 10 cannot have one answer if one were an informed Maryland resident. Please help stop the unconstitutional, illegal actions wherever they are. Especially from congress and the president! Please help us, Maryland has faded into a memory, as I now live in a place that is unrecognizable to the Maryland that I grew up in.

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Please take Maryland back. This place is a disaster. Please work harder to stop Maryland from being a one party state. I'm sick of being ignored by Democrats who are supposed to represent EVERYONE! Please, control spending and keep America leader in global politics Presidential candidate needs to be a Governor Priority one for me is repealing Obamacare. After that, Maryland needs to get a clue about taxes. We are one of the five highest places in America for taxes. We own a good sized piece of property, have spent years renovating our home and live on a beautiful piece of secluded woodland, which is close in to DC. However, I am now convinced that we need to get OUT of Maryland. IT's one of the worst places to die because of taxes. Our hard earned money will go to illegal immigrants instead of our own children - one of which is a disabled, adopted son from Guatemala. I love our home but I've come to hate living in Maryland - even though I was born here. Pro gun, antispending, anti healthcare fed, anticommon core, government corruption Property rights needs to be a choice in the last question. Protect my 2nd amendment Question #10 should have allowed for multiple answers. There are so many issues to address to undo the damage that the current administration has inflicted on Maryland and its citizens! Question 10, needs 3 responses and add immigration to the list. Red Maryland is BOSS. Red Maryland is freaking amazing. RED MARYLAND ROCKS! Regarding queston 10, I also have concerns on gun control, excessive taxation and the implementatoin of health care. Regulation on all business , we cant grow business with the heavy burden of regulation and taxes! Regulation, gun policy are close second. Generally the habit of Democrats to force urban policies on rural communities. I am disenfranchised Repeal Omalleys gun laws and taxes ! REPEAL THE Unconstitutional 2013 gun law! repealing Obamacare! Republicans are not PROLIFE ENOUGH! Republicans contribute to Maryland's spending problem so they need to get their house in order before trying to take down the Democrats. Republicans Just get R Done!

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Republicans need to give up the fight against abortion. Sadly, it is the law, and the Dems are able to spin and lie to make the uninformed voters think the Repubs hate women (which is a joke). Forget the abortion issue... let's get our economy going with our fiscally responsible ideas! Restore a Constitutional Republic; enact state independence from Fed Gov't control; enact fiscal surplus, cut property tax rate, reduce corp tax rate to 10%, repeal personal income tax, repeal rain tax, repeal duplicitous laws and unconstitutional laws, repeal anti-gun law of 2013, repeal state healthcare exchange, abolish computer voting, early voting and return to voting on election day by paper ballot with proof of ID Ron can get the job done Ron is experienced in both private and public sector and has a great sense of fairness and doing the right thing. runaway spending by the Govt, waste,too much Govt. It seems that the Govt. wants to control everything Sanctuary for illegals must stop. Save us from the democrats Second is taxes. Should be able to chose more than one issue from question 10. Since I don't know much, it would be good for you to have some kind of comparison table that would enable me to make a more informed choice. I like Ben Carson since he is a man of integrity and a moral conservative. SPENDING is just as important as TAXES to me. Spending is tied to taxes, transportation and corruption. Get a handle on that and then address education and crime. Stand up for conservative values Stop caving to the left. Stop Obamacare!!!! Stop shooting inside the tent. Beat the Democrats. Stop spending and repeal Obama care. Focus on getting government out of our lives, which would stimulate the free market and create jobs. Quit printing massive amounts of money and get healthy people off welfare. Geez. Common sense. Basic values. Stop the taxes & misspending Strive for more conservative candidates, not status quo establishment republicans Support Small Business - consider a tax credit for SubChapter S manufacturers Sure -- I'm a lifelong Republican, but am disappointed in the inability of the party to achieve a significant toe-hold in this State. The party appears to make little effort to connect with the grass roots support it needs. The best effort was the online petition

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work, although that appears to have gone silent. With regard to policy issues -- we (wife and I) care deeply about the economy and are disgusted with the O'Malley approach of spending other people's money. We disagree with the policy of encouraging illegal immigration through tuition breaks, etc. What part of "illegal" is hard to understand? The gerrymandering that took away my congressional representation still outrages me. I am incredulous at the "feel-good, accomplish nothing" gun control legislation. Most telling is the fact that well-off people are leaving the State for Virginia and other locations. One party rule rarely works; it certainly does not work here. As noted above, I endorse Ron George for Governor, but I also believe we need to seriously energize the Republican Party here. Regards, Tax relief for the elderly....we are being taxed out of our long time homes taxes + spending + regulation + too large government is the main issue Taxes and gun policy are of my top concern. MD citizens are taxed to death. taxes and spending should go without saying Taxes are also a big issue for me. I'd also like to see marijuana legalized. Taxes are number one issue but SPENDING is 1a. The GOP needs to fight in Annapolis instead of cutting deals with the Democrat party and settling for the scraps from Longshanks table. What GOP member will have a Khruschev moment and stand up for the regular folks that work everyday in MD that are treated as sheep to be shorn by both the Democrat and GOP Establishments in Annapolis????? Inquiring minds want to know.... Taxes as well from question above. They need lowered. Taxes have got to be reduced. Taxes health care & regulations TAXES is tied with GUN POLICY Taxes, gun policy, and education are at the top of my list. This all boils down to family. I want lower taxes so I have more money for my family. I want a more lenient gun policy, especially if someone were to break into my home and try to harm my family. Finally, I want better education in Maryland. My two young boys will be school age soon and homeschooling/ private school seems to be my only option due to the state of our educational system right now. Taxes, Health Care & Spending… in that order. Please stop this runaway train! Taxes, regulations, and gun policy are also important matters. Tea Party is KILLING the GOP! Thank you all for this amazing resource for Maryland conservatives! Thanks for adding Ben Carson and Mike Pence. Your presdiential poll is still full of old, white men. Get rid of Palin and put on some GOP women.

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The Amount Of Taxes, Speding, Health Care And Abortion Are The Very Most Important To Me, Not In Order. Abortion Is Very High On My List, If You Do Not Protect Life Nothing Else Matters. Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness. Life Is First On The List, If The Republican Party Wishes To Win That Battle, I Think We Need To Be Very Supporetive Of Preventing PreG And Strong Fisted Agents abortion The Bill of Rights protect my freedoms yet this current administration seems to think they can by-pass my freedoms at their whim. I never thought I'd see such corruption on a Federal level and am sickened, as well, that The Free State, MD is as corrupt as they come. When the hell did we become such a liberal, welfare state? I have had it...as soon as I am able and can sell my business I am leaving this cess-pool of thieves and incompetents to anyplace that outnumbers the liberal policies which are strangeling what was once a great state. Are their no GOP worthy of standing up to these mindless bullies? The GOP needs to stand and fight and put a real human in the office of the POTUS and I don't mean some stupid RINO who will just glad hand his way to that venerable office and allow our states and our country to be sold to the highest bidder. For the most part, I am ashamed of my senators and congressmen...some have been in office for over 30 years. It is time for the do nothing bums to shit or get off the pot. Thanks for letting me vent; personally, I'm inclined to Hershey and Schmiegel that something in this state can be done with their help. the communist party is alive and well in this state but an open primary would possibly be a good idea!!!!!!! The constant erosion of personal freedom caused by the expansion of Maryland's intrusion into our daily lives. The more of our money they take from us, the less freedom is left. The Constitution guarantees our rights as American citizens, the 2nd Amendment protects those rights The death tax and estate taxes in MD have to go. Also, Common Core is illegal and will be the ruination of our Education system. No one likes it. Do not be fooled by the Dept. of ED support. They want Obama's money so they can waste it. MD is not #1 in the nation for education they are #1 in spending not outcome. The Gov. is taxing us out of our minds!!!! The MD republican party needs to stop eating their candidates The more conservative, the better. Let's get back to morality & personal responsibility. Let's stop giving the people's tax money to everyone & their deadbeat brother. The only correct answer to #10 is Winnability in the General. Fuck the Tea Party. Brian that should tell you who this is :) The other issues that concern me are taxes, spending, regulation, & corruption. With the presidential race in 2016, my other favorites are Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Rand Paul &

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Paul Ryan. Scott Walker's got plenty to teach us as well! As much as I don't agree with the Dems' habit of ostracizing their own who aren't in lockstep with their party ideals, I definitely think the Republicans & Tea Party need to unite for the greater good. There is tremendous strength in our wisdom & numbers & we need to apply it wisely to WIN elections. We're way past the stage of talking - action is needed! The rain tax and flush tax needs to be implemented statewide. The Republican Party seems to be keeping a low profile and does not seem to formulate its issues well. I am not so interested in their stance on what are primarily moral issues. I am very interested in enforcing the laws, avoiding wasteful spending and evaluating the actual benefit that the various expensive government programs provide to the citizens (with a view to eliminating wasteful programs). The state and federal governments are corrupted beyond repair, the only thing that would have a chance to fix this is term limits. Although I selected taxes as my number one issue, I believe the over taxation stems from this corruption and term limiting all political offices is the way to fix this. By term limits I mean that a person should be allowed to serve a max of 10 years in all state elected legislative offices combined, and separately, all federal legislative elected offices combine. No more serving in the house for 10 years and then getting promoted to the senate. The state of Maryland is becoming way too expensive to live in. Its time to start spending money more wisely and start reducing taxes. I'd like to see Maryland become more friendly to businesses also. The state party needs to focus on attainable victories, namely economic/jobs/govt spending. The party needs to stack some smaller victories to regain some credibility statewide The States Gun Laws violate the Civil Rights of All who live in our state not only the 2nd Amendment but our right to free commerce as well. There is no War on Women, Immigration, or Voters. The only War is US vs THEM This country needs jobs and if none are soon created some how the country is going to see homelessness run rampant. Something has to change soon the people cant take much more This is a Mt. Everest type uphill climb, but if we could turn this state RED, right on the doorstep of DC, that would definitely rock the boat and send a message. I just will we were in a place to get rid of Mikulski, Cardin, and in my district, Steny Hoyer!! Throw them all out. time for a HOUSE cleaning Time to route-out the RINOs. Liberal Republicans that give conservative speeches are worse than democrats. To much gun control big issue

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Unemployment is most important to me as a Maryland Resident - and by the way - I am a registered Democrat but will not doubt be voting for Laryy Hogan in the General Election vote herb McMillan out of office, he's a crook Vote NO on All DEMOCRATS ! Wake up Republicans, you are pissing us off. You are acting like Democrats. Grow a pair and start fighting! Rescind the Rain Tax!!!!! It's killing us!!!! On top of property taxes, bay restoration fees and all the other fees!!!! No one will be getting a raise, can't afford it!!! Where is all the money going???? I want to see! Public knowledge! Thoroughly disgusted!!! We have to stop this out of control spending and reform entitlements We must repeal Obamacare. Will you work toward that end? We need change in Maryland the dems had it too long. We need conservatives We need more jobs! We need people with backbone. No pale pastels, as Ronaldus Magnus put it - but bold colors. Outnumbered 2-1 in this state we're fighting a losing battle. I almost wish we'd all go Galt and let them stew in their own juice. we need someone that isn't corrupt and will work for us and not their agenda We need the Death Penalty back to scare more libtards We need to make Maryland more attractive to businesses so that we can bring jobs to Maryland. we need to stop the spending and cut taxes to stop the mass exodus from this state!!! we need to take care of health, transportation and crime in addition to the above We should establish completely tax free zones in blighted areas with existing infrastructure, to foster business and jobs, and keep farmland from being gobbled up for all these dead end warehouses they're putting up everywhere. We should go back to paper ballots. What's the purpose of Government? When is the state of Maryland going to stop taxing military pensions? When you get the results of the poll make sure Sossi is awake to hear them. Why can't the repubs in this state get out in the media? I have no idea who's running for governor however I get nightly updates on the 3 democrat candidates. If the Republicans want to get some leverage they need to be visible to the public. Why is Employment not on the list of issues? Why is same sex marriage not an issue to choose from? Is it pretty much irreversible now?

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Why is the mdgop having a spring convention when it is broke? WHY ISN'T FIGHTING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ONTHE LIST????? THISIS WHAT IS MOST IMPORTATNT TO ME AND MY FAMILY!!!! Why isn't immigration listed in question #10? Why isn't Obama impeached yet? Quit wasting my money. Why not add Nikki Haley to potential pres. cands.? With regards to question 10, they're all very important to me. Would also like to see the Maryland Motorcycle Helmet law Modified to model that of the State of Pennsylvania giving experienced adult riders freedom of choice on helmet use which would also help revenue from tourism in Maryland since many Motorcyclist avoid this state because of that issue. I live in Maryland, but spend my time and money riding and touring Pennsylvania, Many other Maryland Motorcyclist ride and spend their money in Pa., Del. & even Ohio, Maryland does loose revenue from tourism because of this helmet law. Yes, Brian, I am also extremely concerned about the gun policy here ! Quite frankly, and unfortunately for this state one could say almost every issue above is a primary concern. And at one time we could only have to be dealing with one major issue, but this is no longer the case. We are being dealt a very bad set of cards in this election. And if this were a game of five card poker we need to draw all four cards and be delivered a miracle of a straight flush in order to turn this state around ! Yes, Q`0 is missing JOBS and it should be multiple choice. I would have selected JOB, Taxes, Spending and gun rights. You could add protect the Maryland Consititution you didn't include former Rep Allen West for President, for whom I would vote, with Chris Christie for VP (only because he would kick ass in the Senate) You need a higher quality of haters. The old ones are boring You need to include Mitt Romney as an option for president in 2016. Watch the documentary MITT on Netflix, and before you criticize the idea, read this article "Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can't Lose." at election-2016.blogspot.com You need to learn how to use social media (like the Dems have the past 4 elections) to convert independents and democrats to Republican votes. Otherwise, you will be shellacked in this election. Your poll needs a button for former MD resident.

County-by-County Gubernatorial Breakdown

Q1: Allegany Jay Bala– David Craig– 0% 0 0% 0 Ron George– 38.89% 7 Larry Hogan– 44.44% 8 Charles Lollar– 5.56% 1 Brian Vaeth– 0% 0 Undecided– Total– 11.11% 2

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Q1: Anne Arundel Q1: Baltimore City Q1: Baltimore County Q1: Calvert Q1: Caroline Q1: Carroll Q1: Cecil Q1: Charles Q1: Dorchester Q1: Frederick Q1: Garrett Q1: Harford Q1: Howard Q1: Kent Q1: Montgomery Q1: Prince George's Q1: Queen Anne's Q1: St. Mary's Q1: Somerset Q1: Talbot Q1: Washington

Jay Bala– David Craig– 0.76% 2 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0.54% 1 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 3.03% 8 7.14% 2 9.64% 16 4.35% 2 5% 1 13.33% 18 13.64% 6 0% 0 0% 0 3.96% 4 5.56% 1 20% 11 2.27% 2 9.09% 1 2.15% 4 1.85% 1 2.27% 1 0% 0 0% 0 17.65% 3 2.78% 1

Ron George– 37.88% 100 39.29% 11 19.28% 32 13.04% 6 15% 3 8.15% 11 18.18% 8 9.09% 3 45.45% 5 18.81% 19 38.89% 7 14.55% 8 39.77% 35 45.45% 5 44.09% 82 24.07% 13 13.64% 6 15.79% 6 23.53% 4 35.29% 6 13.89% 5

Larry Hogan– 43.18% 114 39.29% 11 56.02% 93 45.65% 21 60% 12 40% 54 36.36% 16 36.36% 12 27.27% 3 49.50% 50 33.33% 6 34.55% 19 40.91% 36 45.45% 5 25.81% 48 53.70% 29 38.64% 17 42.11% 16 47.06% 8 11.76% 2 61.11% 22

Charles Lollar– 3.41% 9 0% 0 5.42% 9 28.26% 13 5% 1 9.63% 13 9.09% 4 48.48% 16 18.18% 2 7.92% 8 11.11% 2 12.73% 7 1.14% 1 0% 0 15.05% 28 7.41% 4 6.82% 3 28.95% 11 17.65% 3 5.88% 1 0% 0

Brian Vaeth– 0.38% 1 0% 0 0% 0 2.17% 1 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 4.55% 2 0% 0 0% 0 5.88% 1 0% 0

Undecided– Total– 11.36% 30 14.29% 4 9.64% 16 6.52% 3 15% 3 28.89% 39 22.73% 10 6.06% 2 9.09% 1 19.80% 20 11.11% 2 18.18% 10 15.91% 14 0% 0 12.37% 23 12.96% 7 34.09% 15 13.16% 5 11.76% 2 23.53% 4 22.22% 8

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Q1: Wicomico Q1: Worcester Total Respondents

Jay Bala– David Craig– 0% 0 0% 0 3 27.27% 6 0% 0 88

Ron George– 31.82% 7 20% 2 391

Larry Hogan– 36.36% 8 50% 5 615

Charles Lollar– 0% 0 20% 2 138

Brian Vaeth– 0% 0 0% 0 5

Undecided– Total– 4.55% 1 10% 1 222

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