Poll Shows Race Deadlocked

Poll Shows Race Deadlocked

New poll shows Anne Arundel County Executive race deadlocked

MSEA and SEIU Launch Ad Campaign to put Steuart Pittman over the top

A new poll conducted by Change Research[1] shows Steuart Pittman building momentum in his effort to unseat Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh, who is locked in a statistical tie, 46% to 45.3%. Promisingly, Pittman holds a seven-point advantage among voters deciding late, with 31.3% saying they will vote for Pittman and 24.3% for Schuh. 

The last three publicly released polls show undecided voters breaking much more decisively for Pittman than Schuh, who is yet to break the 50% threshold despite a very high number of county voters knowing the incumbent.

  Pittman Schuh Margin
October 22-24 (Change Research) 45.3 46 Schuh +0.7
October 5-12, 2018 (Center for the Study of Local Issues) 33 38 Schuh +5
March 26-29, 2018 (Center for the Study of Local Issues) 23 38 Schuh +15

“Steuart Pittman is well-positioned to win the Anne Arundel County Executive race,” said MSEA Political Director Sean Johnson. “Voters making up their minds late in this race will decide the outcome, and Pittman is winning those late deciders by a significant margin. Educators are committed to working hard to knock every door and contact every voter possible until the polls close on November 6.”

The poll also found that education is the top issue for Anne Arundel County residents, with 14.6% naming it as their top issue.

In an effort to break the dead heat and build on Pittman’s momentum, the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Maryland DC State Council have launched a $75,000 campaign of digital video and display ads targeting likely voters throughout the county. Two video ads, which can be viewed here and here, highlight Pittman’s plans to increase teacher pay, reduce class sizes, and address overcrowding. Another video ad, which can be viewed here, focuses on the importance of protecting healthcare for Anne Arundel County residents.

[1] Poll conducted October 21-25, 2018 by Change Research. Online panel of 334 registered voters in Anne Arundel County with a margin of error of +/- 5.4%.

Posted on 30 Oct 2018, 01:50 - Category: Campaign News

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