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Poll: 67 Percent of Marylander's Support Hogan's Post-Labor Day School Start

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP/WBOC)- A new poll has found that while 54 percent of Maryland residents say an executive order should be used "rarely or never," 67 percent approved of Gov. Larry Hogan using one to start schools after Labor Day.
    
The poll by Goucher College was released Monday.
    
The Republican governor announced the executive order on Aug. 31 for next year's school start. Democrats who control the legislature have criticized the use of executive order to make the change.

“Nearly a month after Gov. Hogan’s executive order and heightened public criticism from key lawmakers and education advocates, as well as recent questions concerning the legality of the executive order from the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, a post-Labor Day start for Maryland public schools remains popular with the general public.” said Dr. Mileah Kromer, director of Goucher College's Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center. “This issue highlights larger questions concerning executive control and power during a time of divided government in Maryland.”
    
Meanwhile, Maryland residents are divided on the natural gas drilling technique known as fracking. The poll found 43 percent support banning it, 32 percent oppose banning the practice and 24 percent said they didn't know.
    
The telephone poll of 668 state residents from Sept. 17-20 has a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points.

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