Steve Schuh With Sizable Lead in Poll
Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh has a sizable lead over Democratic opponent Steuart Pittman in a recently conducted internal poll.
A polling memo which was obtained by Red Maryland shows Schuh with a lead of 14.4%, while Governor Larry Hogan leads in Anne Arundel County by over 50%.
Our most recent internal tracking poll completed earlier this week shows us leading Steuart Pittman by 53.2% to 38.8%, a 14.4% lead.
We also anticipate that we should pick up more than half of the 8% of undecided voters and have a chance to outperform our results from four years ago. If the undecided voters are allocated based on historical data, the results would be 58.0% to 42.0%, a 16.0% lead.
I am also encouraged by the consistent and extraordinary poll results for Governor Hogan in Anne Arundel County, who is currently leading Ben Jealous 73% to 20.5%.
Despite our solid lead, I am taking nothing for granted. Our team will continue to work hard until 8:00 p.m. on November 6th when the polls close, earning every last vote. But I wanted you to know in advance that things are looking good, thanks in large part to your support in helping me share our message of making Anne Arundel County the best place to live, work and start a business in Maryland.
The release of this polling memo comes on the heels of a Maryland State Education Association press release masquerading as a news article at Maryland Matters that claims a poll exists that has Schuh and Pittman in a dead heat. However, there are noted issues with the poll, including a very small sample size and the fact that the poll is an online panel poll, a very unreliable method of polling. The same firm, Change Research, also has Howard County Executive Allan Kittlemen losing badly and Johnny Olszewski up eight in Baltimore County, results that have not been bourn out in any credible polling.
Likely, the Maryland State Education Association is pushing these polls out in the hopes of trying to salvage some of the downballot vote since they know their hand-picked gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous is going down in flames.
Regardless of your thoughts on the union push poll, it’s clear that Steve Schuh remains in the driver’s seat in his re-election campaign.