Owens And Doheny In Dead Heat, Slaughter And Grimm Open Up Big Leads
Democratic Rep. Bill Owens is locked in a virtual tie with his Republican foe Matt Doheny, while incumbents Louise Slaughter, a Democrat, and Michael Grimm, a Republican, are opening up large gaps against their opponents, a trio of Siena College polls found this morning.
In the sprawling North Country district that is the NY-21, the freshman Owens barely leads Doheny 44 percent to 43 percent.
The poll, which comes after Gov. Andrew Cuomo endorsed Owens, shows that Doheny has a narrow 2-point advantage over Owens with independent voters after trailing by 30 percentage points.
Owens, meanwhile, maintains a 7-percentage point advantage in the northern end of the district, which is part of the area he currently represents in the House. That is down from 24 percentage points from a month ago.
The narrowed race comes after Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney significantly narrowed the gap with President Obama in the NY-21 to now lead the incumbent Democrat by three percentage points.
The poll of 629 likely voters was conducted between Oct. 29 and 30 has a margin of error of 3.9 percentage points.
In western New York’s NY-25, Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter has opened up a large 10-point lead over Republican Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks.
The poll found Slaughter over the magic 50 percent line, leading the GOP challenger 52 percent to 42 percent.
The race had tightened somewhat in last month, but Slaughter kept up a barrage of negative ads against Brooks through most of October. In the middle of the month, Slaughter lead Brooks 49 percent to 44 percent.
Slaughters lead also comes after former President Bill Clinton, along with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, traveled to the district to stump for her.
Obama continues to lead Romney in the area 53 percent to 40 percent.
The poll of 624 likely voters has a margin of error of 3.9 percentage points.
In storm-ravaged Staten Island, GOP Rep. Michael Grimm who has been hit with a barrage of scandals this past year, is widening his lead over Democratic challenger Mark Murphy.
Grimm leads by 22 percentage points. The Siena poll found Grimm leading Murphy 52 percent to 34 percent, up from 12 percentage points in September.
Romney has a 3-point lead in the NY-11.
The poll of 629 likely voters has a margin of error of 3.9 percentage points.
Crosstabs for all of the polls are after the jump.
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