Rockville, Md., July 7, 2022 -- A new poll shows Democratic Montgomery County Executive candidate David Blair surging and statistically tied for first - supported by growing recognition of the executive leadership skills he’ll bring to the office and incumbent Marc Elrich’s failure to address the growing challenges facing the County.
The survey of 504 likely Democratic primary voters was conducted by Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group on July 5 and July 6. The poll found Blair’s support has grown to 28% while Elrich, the 16-year County elected official and incumbent, is at 29% with 23% of those surveyed undecided. The survey had a margin of error of +/- 4.5%.
“This poll clearly shows this is a two-person race and confirms what we’ve seen on the campaign trail. Montgomery County voters expect better and know David is the only candidate who can deliver,” said Adrienne Christian, Campaign Manager for David Blair.
The Washington Post recently endorsed Blair, citing his “his detailed, proactive plan” as “the right medicine to revitalize the county,” and writing that “Montgomery deserves better” than another four years of Elrich given Elrich’s mismanagement of the County’s budget and subversion of the County’s economic development prospects. The Post joins a diverse and impressive group of organizations and local leaders who have endorsed Blair in the July 19 Democratic primary for County Executive. The Sierra Club, Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS, Coalition for Equitable Representation in Government, County Councilmember Nancy Navarro, Maryland Senate Majority Leader Nancy King (District 39), District 17 State Senator Cheryl Kagan, District 15 State Senator Brian Feldman, City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, former County Councilmember Valerie Ervin, former Congressional Reps. John Delaney and Michael Barnes, and former City of Rockville Mayor and 2018 County Executive candidate Rose Krasnow have also endorsed Blair.