New Poll Finds Republican Lee Zeldin Inching Past Dem Kathy Hochul In New York Governor Race

According to one recent poll, Republican Lee Zeldin has surpassed Democrat Kathy Hochul in the race for governor of New York.

Zeldin has been hammering Hochul on crime in New York and that tactic appears to be working.

He is also focusing on inflation and the economy, like so many other Republicans.

The New York Post reports:

Lee Zeldin inches past Kathy Hochul in dead-heat governor’s race, stunning new poll reveals

Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin has edged past Democratic incumbent Kathy Hochul by decimal points and the race for governor is now a dead heat, a stunning new poll released Friday reveals.

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The independent co/efficient survey of 1,056 likely voters shows Zeldin with 45.6% support and Hochul at 45.3% with the rest undecided.

The margin of error for the survey is plus or minus 3.31 percentage points.

Significantly, it’s the first poll showing Zeldin — who has run a campaign focusing on law and order amid a crime surge — running ahead or even with the Democrat governor.

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A poll released by the same group in early September had Hochul leading Zeldin, the Long Island congressman, by 6 points.

“The race has been tightening over the last few weeks and it appears that it is now a dead heat. The shift has been led by predominantly white and Hispanic registered Democrats defecting to support Zeldin, the Republican candidate,” co/efficient pollster Ryan Munce said.

“With a little under three weeks to go, we still expect to see measurable movement in the statewide electorate and if the trend continues, New York could have its first Republican governor since 2006.”

Look at the numbers below. Zeldin is +9 with independent voters!

Zeldin has a shot to win here.

 

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