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Washington Post Poll Finds Strong Support For Maryland DREAM Ballot Measure: 59% – 34%

by Mahwish Khan on 10/18/2012 at 6:13pm

Educating Maryland Kids is running the campaign to defend the state’s DREAM Act — and urging Marylanders to Vote FOR Question 4 on November 6th.  With 19 days til the election, supporters of Question 4 got some good news today from a new Washington Post poll showing strong support:

Maryland voters broadly support a measure that would allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities, according to a new Washington Post poll.

A referendum on the law appears as Question 4 on the November ballot. The poll finds 59 percent of likely voters back the plan; 35 percent are opposed.

If passed, Maryland would become the first state nationwide to approve a form of the legislation, known as the Dream Act, by a popular vote. Lawmakers in 13 states have adopted similar policies, although none has faced a statewide test at the ballot box. Federal Dream Act legislation has for years remained stalled in Congress.

In Maryland, the poll finds fully three-quarters of Democrats and 58 percent of independent voters supporting the measure, which the state’s General Assembly narrowly passed last year and Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) signed into law.

This is good news, but there’s still a lot of work to do. If you live in Maryland, vote FOR Question 4. And, anyone with  friends and family members need to make sure they do, too.

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