New poll states Baltimore mayoral primary is currently at a three way tie

Posted at 6:50 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 04:51:58-04

People living in Baltimore will vote in mayoral primary next month and a new poll says it's a three way tie.

The Garin-Hart-Yang research group surveyed 500 Democratic voters in April and found that Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, Former US Treasury Official Mary Miller and City Council President Brandon Scott are all polling at 16 percent.

Current Mayor Jack Young isn't far behind with 13 percent, but a number to note is the 18 percent of voters who are still undecided.

According to the poll, several candidates have profiles that indicate a stronger path to gaining voters. They state that Young and Dixon both have "polarizing" images overall and "low positives with the critical undecided voters, which suggests a ceiling on their support."

Thiru Vignarajah has higher negatives (15%) than Smith, Scott, and Miller according to the poll.

The poll states that the three remaining candidates have solid ratings that suggest they can gain momentum, with Miller in the best position for a long stretch run.