A Siena College poll this morning shows Democrat Kathy Hochul has taken a four percentage point lead in the hotly contested western New York congressional race.
Hochul had trailed Republican Jane Corwin by five percentage point in Siena’s first poll of the race last month. The poll shows independent candidate Jack Davis losing support.
The Democrat and Chronicle’s Jill Terreri has the full details of the poll here:
Democrat Kathy Hochul leads Republican Jane Corwin in a special election for the 26th Congressional District by four percentage points, reversing a five-point deficit in April, according to a poll released by Siena Research Institute this morning.
The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 3.9 percentage points, indicating that the leading two candidates are in a statistical dead heat.
Siena also found that support for Jack Davis, an Akron industrialist running on an independent line, has eroded significantly, from 23 percent in their poll from April 29 to 12 percent today.
Hochul, the Erie County clerk, has increased her support among voters from 31 percent on April 29 to 42 percent today, while Assemblywoman Corwin’s support increased from 36 percent in the April poll to 38 percent today.
All candidates unfavorability ratings grew: Davis’ by 23 percentage points, Corwin’s by 18 points, Hochul’s by 7 points and Murphy’s by 7 points.
Hochul is also viewed favorably by 55 percent of voters polled, up from 44 percent in April, while Corwin’s favorability rating went from 44 percent in April to 43 percent today.