Democrat Holds Lead in NY-23 Special
by Jonathan Singer, Fri Oct 23, 2009 at 08:13:04 AM EDT
Last week we saw the first polling out of the special congressional election in New York's 23rd congressional district -- which has been in Republican hands since the Civil War era -- show the Democratic nominee in the race holding a narrow lead. This morning Research 2000 released its own polling on the race, sponsored by Daily Kos, showing largely the same results.
Dede Scozzafava (R): 30 percent
Bill Owens (D): 35 percent
Doug Hoffman (C): 23 percent
These numbers largely comport with the aforementioned Siena poll, which put Owens up over Scozzafava and Hoffman by a 33 percent to 29 percent to 23 percent spread. Unless the dynamics of this race significantly change in the last couple weeks of the campaign, this is turning out to be yet another debacle for the Republican Party, which is supposedly on the rebound (even if the voters haven't gotten the memo).