Siena College is back out in the field polling contested Senate races with less than a week before the elections and will release a new poll tomorrow.
This time, they are doing second polls on:
—7th District: Sen. Craig Johnson, D-Nassau County, versus Republican Plandome Manor Mayor Barbara Donno
—37th District: Sen. Suzi Oppenheimer, D-Mamaroneck, Westchester County, versus 12-term incumbent Republican Larchmont Mayor Liz Feld.
—56th District: Sen. Joseph Robach, R-Greece, Monroe County, versus Democrat Richard Dollinger, who preceded Robach in the Senate.
—59th District: Sen. Dale Volker, R-Depew, Erie County, versus Democratic candidate Kathy Konst.
Republicans are still putting a lot of money behind Donno, even though a Siena poll a month ago showed Johnson with a 24-percentage-point lead.
Republicans have also put about $250,000 in Volker’s campaign in recent weeks, even though the same Siena poll showed him earlier this month with a 17-point lead.
Siena showed Oppenheimer with a 61-24 percent lead earlier this month, and had Robach with an 11-point lead.
So Siena may be staying away from some of potentially tighter races: such as Trunzo-Foley on Long Island, Maltese-Addabbo in Queens, Aubertine-Renzi in the North Country, Stachowski-Delano in Buffalo and Ranzenhofer-Mesi in western New York.
Updated: Siena poll spokesman Steve Greenberg called in to say that these races won’t be the last of them. Siena is going out in the field on some of the other races over the next few days and will likely release new numbers over the weekend, he said.