GAITHERSBURG – A new poll conducted by Garin-Hart-Yang has Congressman John K. Delaney leading Republican Amie Hoeber 59% to 31% in Maryland’s Sixth District. Conducted between May 23-25, the poll featured a representative sample of 400 likely general election voters. 78% of Sixth District voters are familiar with Delaney, compared to just 31% who know Amie Hoeber’s name. Delaney receives positive marks from voters by a 3 to 1 ratio.
“Sixth District voters know that John Delaney is an outspoken advocate for veterans, someone who stands up for Maryland families and they know that as a former entrepreneur he brings a new approach to Congress and can get things done,” said Delaney spokesman Will McDonald. “In libraries and cafeterias across the district, John’s met with constituents one-on-one, he’s taken their policy concerns back to Washington and been their advocate. Meanwhile, despite over $2 million dark money SuperPAC dollars being dumped into the race on her behalf, Amie Hoeber was rejected by over 70% of voters in her own party in April and now trails Delaney by nearly 30 points – if she has a path to victory there’s not a GPS in Maryland that could locate it.”
Since 2015, Delaney has held over 40 constituent services events and office hours sessions, including job fairs; entrepreneurship, seniors and veterans workshops bringing federal, state and private sector resources directly to Marylanders. In May, Delaney introduced bipartisan legislation to expand access to medical leave for disabled veterans.
Thanks to a strong base of support across the district, Delaney is also outperforming Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Chris Van Hollen, who also enjoy wide leads with Sixth District voters. Clinton and Van Hollen lead their races 50-41 and 54-32 respectively.
Last month, Delaney opened campaign offices in Gaithersburg and Hagerstown. After two decades as a successful entrepreneur, business and non-profit leader, Delaney was first elected in 2012. Delaney is the only former CEO of a publicly-traded company in the House of Representatives.