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MEMORANDUM To: From: Date: RE: Friends of Luiz Simmons Patrick Gonzales November 19, 2013 Montgomery County District 17 Democratic Primary Survey

A total of 219 District 17 Democrats who are likely to vote in next year’s Democratic primary election were interviewed by telephone between October 10th and October 20th, 2013. Respondents were selected at random and interviews were balanced throughout the District to reflect voting patterns. The margin of error is plus or minus 6.6 percentage points. (Due to rounding, not all results equal 100 percent) Name ID An impressive 70% of District 17 Democratic primary voters have a favorable opinion of current Delegate Luiz Simmons, 4% have an unfavorable opinion of Simmons, 15% are neutral, and 11% don’t recognize his name. Forty-five percent have a favorable opinion of former Delegate Cheryl Kagan, 13% have an unfavorable opinion of Kagan, 22% are neutral, and 20% don’t recognize her name.
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Election Match-up If the 2014 Democratic primary election for State Senate were held today, 44% of District 17 Democrats say they’d vote for Luiz Simmons, 28%% would vote for Cheryl Kagan, and 27% are undecided. Simmons’ commanding 16 point lead is reflected throughout the electorate. The results by age, gender and region: Simmons 18-34 35-54 55+ Male Female Rockville Gaithersburg 50% 39% 46% 44% 45% 41% 49% Kagan 13% 28% 30% 23% 32% 34% 20%

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