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Featured Poll - The Baltimore Sun:

O'Malley has little support in Md. for a presidential run

(October 12, 2014 - The Baltimore Sun)  As Gov. Martin O'Malley seeks to build support for a potential presidential campaign, a new poll conducted for The Baltimore Sun shows enthusiasm among voters in his home state is conspicuously low -- and might be slipping.

Despite high-profile victories in Annapolis and a growing national buzz about his future, nearly six in 10 Maryland voters said they would not back the governor if he decides to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, while 14 percent said they would.

The lackluster showing for O'Malley in a state where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by better than a 2-1 margin is likely a reflection of the broader political dynamic the governor has wrestled with for years.  Everyone -- even those who might otherwise support O'Malley -- is waiting for Hillary Clinton.

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Marylanders agree with Ravens decision on Ray Rice

(October 11, 2014 - The Baltimore Sun)  Most Maryland voters agree that the Ravens were right to fire Ravens running back Ray Rice, but a higher percentage of women than men thought the team's punishment was too severe, according to a new poll for The Baltimore Sun.

Fifty-nine percent of men said they supported the team's decision to terminate Rice's contract, while 52 percent of women agreed with the punishment for punching his then-fiancee in an elevator of an Atlantic City casino.

The poll of 800 likely Maryland voters was conducted for The Sun by OpinionWorks of Annapolis.

The Greater Baltimore area polled nearly identically to the rest of the state on this issue, which OpinionWorks President Steve Raabe called "striking," given that Ravens fans are more likely to be centrally located.

To see the complete Sun article, click here.