Hochul Ahead by 17 Points in New Poll

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul leads challenger Rep. Lee Zeldin by 17 points, according to a poll released by Siena College on Wednesday, reports NY1.

In data largely in step with previous Siena polls, Zeldin trails Hochul by 50 points in New York City, and is tied with the incumbent Governor in the Upstate area of the state. In the suburbs of New York City, Hochul has only a 5 point lead, which Sienna calls a virtual tie. Zeldin is slightly ahead of Hochul among independent voters, by a margin of 2 points.

When asked which issues mattered most to them, 50 percent of respondents said that the economy was the most important issue. Threats to Democracy was the second most popular response, with 34 percent; crime was 29 percent, gun policies was 19 percent, and a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy was most important to 15 percent.

Hochul’s double-digit lead is shared by other Democrat incumbents, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Attorney General Letitia James, and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, by 15, 16, and 23 points respectively.

The poll surveyed 655 people and was held from Sept. 16-25. The pollster reports a margin of error of 3.9 percent.

Click here to read Hamodia’s interview with Zeldin.

Hochul has not granted Hamodia an interview despite repeated requests.

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