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Poll Shows Crime as Top Priority for General Assembly

January 10th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

WBAL reports a new poll shows that  plurality of Maryland voters believes crime should be the top priority of state lawmakers.  The Gonzales Research poll was made public Tuesday, the day before the General Assembly began its 2020 session. Of those polled, 31% said crime is the No. 1 issue that state government should tackle. The poll found just 16% viewed education as the top issue, while 11% said transportation, 9% said taxes, 9% said corruption, 6% said the opioid crisis and 5% said health care. Pollster Patrick Gonzales said while he isn’t surprised by the survey results- but did say he believes it is the first time in at least 20 years of polling that voters have listed crime as the top issue facing state government…

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