Poll: Independent Candidate Maile Foster Leads Democrat Marc Snyder in HD-18 Head-to-Head Matchup

Kyle Butts, Communications Director
720-513-1163 | kyle@uniteamerica.org

Voters desire a candidate who can break through
partisan gridlock and special interest corruption in Denver

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO –– In a hypothetical head-to-head race between independent candidate Maile Foster and Democratic candidate Marc Snyder for House District 18, Foster runs ahead of Snyder 38%-35%, according to a new poll released today by Unite Colorado.

On July 6, Republican nominee Jillian Likness dropped of the race. The El Paso County GOP has yet to name a replacement.

Separate from the head-to-head matchup, an informed ballot test of a hypothetical three-way race among Snyder, Foster and a to-be-named Republican had Foster (32%) leading both the Democrat (28%) and Republican (15%), with 26% of voters undecided.

A majority of voters in HD-18 (58%) believe the political parties are not working well together to solve problems in the Colorado legislature. And more voters said it was “very important”  to reduce the influence of big money in politics (64%) and to reduce the partisan gridlock and dysfunction in politics (63%) than to support job creation (51%), upgrade roads and infrastructure (56%), or protect the environment (58%).

“Fixing the broken political system in the Colorado legislature is the central issue of this campaign, and there is only one candidate who is capable of doing so –– independent Maile Foster,” said Nick Troiano, Executive Director of Unite Colorado. “Maile Foster is the only candidate running independently of both political parties and without taking a dime from any special interest PAC so that she can truly represent the people of El Paso County.”

About the Poll

The poll was conducted by Triton Polling & Research based on automated interviews to landlines with 440 voters in Colorado’s 18th House District between July 16 and July 17, 2018, with a margin of error of +/- 4.6%.


Unite Colorado is a citizens movement to bridge the growing partisan divide by electing common sense, independent candidates to office. More information: www.UniteColorado.org.

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