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New Poll Shows Tom Perez Statistically Tied For First Place, Campaign Continues to Rapidly Surge ahead of July 19 Primary

June 28, 2022

BALTIMORE, MD – A new poll from Goucher College, in partnership with The Baltimore Banner and WYPR, shows that Maryland gubernatorial candidate and former Maryland and U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez continues to surge and is now statistically tied for first place with exactly three weeks until the July 19th Democratic primary election ends.

The new independent poll found Perez in a “statistical dead heat” with Peter Franchot at 16%, Tom Perez at 14%, and Wes Moore at 14% — with a margin of error of 4.9%.

“This new polling reinforces what we’ve continued to see in communities all across our state – Marylanders are ready for a governor who can "Get Stuff Done" and is prepared to meet the challenges this moment demands,” Tom Perez said. “During these incredibly turbulent times, it’s never been more important for our next governor to be that multitasker and implementer-in-chief. We’re ready to create jobs, justice, and opportunity throughout Maryland and this new poll shows we're exactly where we need to be to win this election — and deliver for Marylanders.”

This poll is the latest sign that the Perez-Sneed campaign for Maryland continues to rapidly build momentum.

Yesterday, Perez earned the endorsement of Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner, a key battleground in this contested primary.

Over the weekend, The Baltimore Sun endorsed Perez calling him “by far the most qualified and battle-tested of the candidates” and joins the Washington Post, which said Tom is the clear choice who would "make an outstanding governor,” and El Tiempo Latino, which made their first-ever endorsement in a governor’s race for Perez – who would be Maryland’s first Latino governor.

“This data confirms what we already knew: Tom Perez is continuing to surge and the #MomenTOM is on our side in this race,” said Perez-Sneed Communications Director Sean Naron. “From the endorsements of The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, and the AFL-CIO, to our rapidly growing coalition, and a well-oiled organizing operation, it’s clear that as Marylanders hear our vision for jobs, justice, and opportunity and learn about Tom’s unparalleled record of getting stuff done, they agree that Tom Perez is the governor Maryland needs.”

The Perez-Sneed campaign has continued to build a growing coalition of national, state, and local officials, including Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi; Former President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards; State Senator Joanne C. Benson, Prince George’s County; State Senator Cory McCray, Baltimore City; State Senator Ben Kramer, Montgomery County; State Delegate Luke Clippinger, Baltimore City; State Delegate Bonnie Cullison, Montgomery County; Delegate Carl Jackson, Baltimore County; Delegate Mary Lehman, Prince George's County; Delegate Robbyn Lewis, Baltimore City;  Delegate Lesley Lopez, Montgomery County; Delegate Julie Palakovich Carr, Montgomery County; Delegate Shane Pendergrass, Howard County; Delegate Kirill Reznik, Montgomery County; Delegate Dana Stein, Baltimore County; Delegate Vaughn Stewart, Montgomery County; Delegate Veronica Turner, Prince George's County; Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner, Frederick County; Charles County Commissioner President Reuben Collins; College Park Mayor Patrick Wojahn; Mount Rainier Mayor Celina Benitez; Baltimore City Councilmember Antonio Glover; Baltimore City Councilmember Kristerfer Burnett; Baltimore City Councilmember Ryan Dorsey; Baltimore City Councilmember Danielle McCray; Hyattsville Councilmember Rommel Sandino; Former State Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Matthews; Former Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, and more.

In addition, the campaign has received unprecedented support from key union and community groups, including CASA in Action, the Maryland State and D.C. AFL-CIO, the state’s largest federation of unions which represents over 700 union locals, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), American Federation of Teachers (AFT-MD), 32BJ SEIU, SEIU Local 500, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Communications Workers of America (CWA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT-Maryland), International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, United Association, and more.

To learn more about the Perez-Sneed campaign, please visit tomperez.com.