A new poll commissioned by Judicial activist group Citizens for Judicial Fairness found current Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long with an 11-point lead on Matt Meyer in the Delaware Democratic Gubernatorial primary, with most voters undecided.
The survey of 600 registered Democratic voters in Delaware found that Hall-Long’s lead faltered over news about her audit of previous campaigns. The campaign finances were handled by her husband.
The Citizens poll is unusual since it comes early in the election cycle in a state where the limited polling that takes place comes after primaries.
The poll also found that 79% of Delaware voters see the elections next year as an opportunity to bring in new faces into Delaware politics that reflect the state’s diversity by electing more women, people of color, and young people.
Hall-Long had suspended events for a time but recently geared up the campaign after saying that the audit found no significant problems.
Matt Meyer 17%
Bethany Hall-Long 28%
Someone else 9%
Not sure 47%
A related poll showed that State Sen. Sarah McBride holding a lead over other opponents in the Democratic primary for the state’s lone Congressional seat, although a large percentage of voters are undecided.
Another poll showed Lisa Blunt Rochester with a big lead in a hypothetical match-up against current Gov. John Carney.
Carney, a former Congressman, has expressed no interest in running for the seat when his final term of governor ends in early 2024. He has not ruled out running for Wilmington Mayor.
Blunt Rochester, a moderate Democrat, has broad support within the party establishment which includes Sen. Tom Carper who decided to run for another term.
Citizens for Judicial Fairness has been a persistent critic of Carney for not nominating a Black member of the state’s Chancery Court.
The organization was born out of a dispute over the sale of New York translation service company TransPerfect between its 50-50 owners and fees paid to a court-appointed custodian handling the matter.
TV commentator Rev. Al Sharpton has served as a spokesman for the group from time to time.
Also a spokesman is Kendra McDole, a member of the