I’ll preface this with the reminder that straw polls, whether online polls or in person, are generally worthless.
The Young Democrats are the official Democratic Party group for activists under 36, including high school and college students. Their convention today included a straw poll and candidates and their running mates spoke.
Eric Brown, a senior at Reginald Lewis High School in Baltimore, told The Baltimore Sun he liked Gansler’s “straightforward answers” and that Mizeur is an idealist.
Here’s what he had to say about Anthony Brown:
And Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, he said, “had a hard time telling us what he’s done.”
With that being said, here’s a report on straw poll results from WaPo:
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown emerged Saturday as the winner of a gubernatorial straw poll conducted by the Young Democrats of Maryland at the group’s annual statewide convention.
Brown received 62 votes, followed closely by Del. Heather R. Mizeur (Montgomery) with 57. Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler lagged with 12 votes.
Sen. Brian E. Frosh (Montgomery) prevailed by a wide margin in the straw poll results, with 82 votes. He was followed by Del. Aisha N. Braveboy (Prince George’s) with 27 votes and Del. Jon S. Cardin (Baltimore County) with 21 votes.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.