A majority of Maryland Voters support a ballot question that would grant in-state tuition to some illegal immigrants in Maryland, according to a Democratic pollster.
A two-page memo by Washington DC-based political consultants Garin Hart Yang Research Group says the firm's polling shows that 60 percent of likely Maryland voters favor the issue known as Question 4.
Opposition to the ballot question remained stable at 26 percent compared to the last polling on the issue done by the same firm in March. Undecided voters accounted for the shift, according to the Garin Hart Yang memo.
"Question 4 enjoys strong support throughout the Maryland electorate, garnering close to three-fifths of the vote among white voters and three-fourths among African Americans. In fact, support for Question 4 is so broad that even one-third of [Mitt] Romney voters are in favor," pollster's memo states.
The memo was posted on the Educating Maryland's Kids website, a group advocating for the passage of the referendum question.
The questions were not made public. The poll queried 503 likely Maryland voters between Sept. 14 and 16 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percent.
The same pollster issued a memo in August citing overwhelming support for the same-sex marriage referendum question.
Garin Hart Yang Research works for a number of Democratic clients around the country including Gov. Martin O'Malley, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman and former Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith.