Nearly half of all Marylanders want to move elsewhere.
According to a Gallup survey, 47 percent of Marylanders polled said they would like to move out of state.
Maryland came in a close third behind Illinois and Connecticut with 50 percent and 49 percent respectively.
Gallup conducted a six-month, 50 state poll between June-December 2013 with 600 representative interviews with residents aged 18 and older in each state. Gallup asked, “Regardless of whether you will move, if you had the opportunity, would you like to move to another state, or would you rather remain in your current state?”
Gallup reported that among respondents “taxes are a uniquely important factor in New York, Illinois, and Maryland.”
Under Governor Martin O’Malley Maryland raised taxes and fees 40 times since 2007.
Gallup also reported that:
Nevada, Illinois, Maryland, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, and Connecticut all appear particularly vulnerable to losing population in the coming few years: high percentages of their residents say they would leave if they could, and larger-than-average percentages say they are at least somewhat likely to do so in the coming year.
This opinion polling data tracks with actual migration state migration data.According to the latest Rich States, Poor States report Maryland ranked 42nd in domestic migration with 123,674 residents leaving Maryland between 2003-2012.