47% of Maryland residents would leave if they could



Every state has at least some residents who are looking for greener pastures, but nowhere is the desire to move more prevalent than in Illinois and Connecticut. In both of these states, about half of residents say that if given the chance to move to a different state, they would like to do so. Maryland is a close third, at 47%. By contrast, in Montana, Hawaii, and Maine, just 23% say they would like to relocate. Nearly as few — 24% — feel this way in Oregon, New Hampshire,and Texas.

This would appear to be a nice legacy for the Maryland Democratic Party including Governor Martin O’Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony Brown.


Jeff Quinton

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  1. I left Maryland in 2002 and am glad that I did.
    Unfortunately I still have a daughter who lives there in a house I own so I am still affected by the one party monopoly in control there.
    My daughter is now trying to get out of Maryland too. Hope she does, t hen I can sell the house and cut all ties.
    I still have friends there and would love to have them join us.
    Maryland is a beautiful place and I still enjoy my visits there to see my friends but Martyland… That is another matter.

  2. The biggest reason why you have that high of a percentage of folk “that would leave” if they could is the wealth differences…….the ones making the 6 digit incomes have no desire to leave, while the cost of living as well as the taxes are based on the higher wage earners……so the service folk are working 2 jobs at minimum wage just to keep a shack in inner B-more or Hyattsville……..Maryland used to be a good ole southern style state with cornfields, tobacco fields, farms, and open space everywhere……..It looks more like NYC now……..overpriced oversized homes, Jag and Benz’s everywhere…..all of this created by the expansion of the Federal Government period……Md Governor aint helping with his idiotic policies……oh well…….I left in 82 and am sad my folks are still there…….When folk there stop tryin to keep up with the Jones it might get better…until then….nope

  3. I’d be out of Maryland in a heartbeat if all the stars aligned. I use to love this state when I was younger. The older I get, the angrier I am with Marylands politics. O’Malley has done a number on us and if Brown gets his way I can only imagine the outcome. Rediculous taxes, a broken city, and high poverty rates abound us. Every year enacts new laws that strip our freedoms while many of our elected officials look down upon the Constitution. The “Freestate” is no more.

  4. Hahahahaha…

    It’s no coincidence that the people most likely to move live in Democratic controlled “Tax & Spend” states. How’s Socialism working out? Meanwhile all the baby boomer old hippies are retiring to the South and Southwest to escape the mess they created.