A new poll today in the Watertown Daily Times on the heated special election for the 48th Senate seat shows a dead heat between Democrat Darrel Aubertine and Republican Will Barclay.
The district includes St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Oswego counties. The race is a critical bellwether on whether Republicans can maintain their two-seat majority in the Senate.
And the fact that the $2 million race appears to be a dead-heat is troubling for Republicans because the district has about 30,000 more Republicans than Democrats.
But Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno dismissed the poll this morning on an Albany radio show, saying “polls, especially in special elections, don’t mean much.”