NY Gov. Kathy Hochul leads Rep. Lee Zeldin by 14 points ahead of Nov. 8 election: Poll

A new survey from Siena College shows Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul with a 14-point lead over Republican candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin ahead of the November 8 election.

“New York City is dominated by Hochul, with a lead of nearly 50 points, while Zeldin has a 3-point lead in the upstate and downstate suburbs,” said pollster Steven Greenberg.

Political experts say Zeldin’s victory needs to win at least 30% of the vote in Democrat-dominated New York City, while winning big in the surrounding suburbs and uplands.

The incumbent governor ranks higher in each demographic category by race, age, and income. 806 Potential Voters Survey Held from July 24 to July 28.

Women support Hochul by 26 points, while Hochul and Zeldin each have 46% support from men.

While 36% of New Yorkers believe the Empire State is headed in the right direction, just 19% say they rave about the country — an all-time high that zeldnes on issues like historically high inflation. Can help Republicans like the campaign.

Gov. Kathy Hochul dominates New York City with a nearly 50-point lead.
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Joe Biden
President Joe Biden is receiving a mixed response from the Democratic Party.
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New Yorkers are divided on Democratic President Joe Biden, who is rated as favorable and unfavourable by 46% of Sienna poll respondents.

The poll results are similar to a separate poll released Tuesday morning by Emerson College Polling, showing Hochul with a 16-point lead over Zeldin with similar margins separating candidates in New York City and other areas of the state.

While Zeldin is falling short of his election goals, he appears to be in a better position than other recent GOP candidates in the race at this point.

a 2018 Siena Poll showed that Duchess County executive Mark Molinaro, a Republican, was 22 points behind Democratic incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Lee Zeldin
NY state congressman and 2022 candidate for governor, Lee Zeldin, has a slim 3-point lead in both the upstate and downstate suburbs.
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“While Democrats have run in the last four gubernatorial elections, Zeldin’s current 14-point deficit matches the closest Republicans have come in those races, when Andrew Cuomo defeated Rob Astorino 54-40% in 2014. In August 2014, Cuomo led Astorino by 32 points, 58-26%,” Greenberg said in the press release.

But Zeldin has grounds to decide whether he wants to repeat the success of George Pataky, the last Republican to serve as governor.

Republican challenger George Pataky led Democratic Governor Mario Cuomo by 3 points statewide — with an 11-point lead in New York City. Voting of October 1, 1994 Organized by The New York Times/WCBS-TV News before Pataky’s upset victory over the three-term incumbent in November.

Other GOP candidates on the statewide ticket in November 2022 face even greater odds than Zeldin, who became the first Republican to win a statewide election since Pataky won his third term in office in 2002.

United States Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is leading his race.
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US Sen. Chuck Schumer and State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli have a 21-point lead in their respective races against Republican nominee Joe Pinion, a former Newsmax host and banker Paul Rodriguez, according to a Sienna poll.

State Attorney General Letitia James is 14 points ahead of commercial plaintiff Michael Henry in her own re-election bid.

Hochul has raised more than $34 million in her bid to become the first woman elected governor since taking office for the former government last August. Andrew Cuomo, who resigned amid several scandals.

Campaign financial disclosures filed in mid-July show that she received $11.7 million to spend for further campaigns, compared to $1.6 million for Zeldin.

Pistol Included
Hochul has advocated for stricter gun control after a major Supreme Court ruling last month.
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In recent months, she has campaigned heavily on abortion rights and gun control following controversial decisions by the US Supreme Court that could dent Republicans’ chances in the Empire State this November.

“Although a small majority of Republicans support Dobbs’ decision, it is opposed by 89% of Democrats, 60% of independents, and at least 62% of voters of every region, age group, gender and race,” Greenberg said. Told. With reference to the recent SCOTUS decision on abortion.

“Support for new legislation expanding eligibility requirements to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon – background checks with character references and firearms safety training courses – is through the roof with all demographic groups,” He added about new state laws passed after another ruling. Overturning New York’s longtime rules on carrying secret weapons.

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