NY Gov Hochul Holds A Commanding Lead Over Republican Lee Zeldin

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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is leading her Republican challenger, Congressman Lee Zeldin, by 17 percentage points in a new poll released 41 days before the November 8 election for governor.

The Siena College poll published on Wednesday showed Hochul, who became governor last August, receiving 54% in her bid for a full four-year term. Zeldin had only 37% of support among New York voters. Hochul’s lead grew three points since last month’s poll.

Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg said that Hochul has a stronger base than Zeldin, with 23% of Republicans saying they see the Democratic incumbent favorable. More Democrats – 18% – support their nominee than Republicans – 77% – supporting their candidate. Hochul also has a commanding lead among women, white voters, Latinos and Blacks. In New York City, Hochul has a 50 point lead.

Notably, Hochul made inroads among voters in the New York City suburb, leading by five after trailing Zeldin by three points in August, and upstaters broke virtually even, Greenberg said.

“Economic issues are one of the top two most important for 50% of voters as they determine who to support in November,” Greenberg said. “Threats to democracy and crime are the next most important issues for voters – for Republicans, crime comes second, while democracy is second for Democrats and independents.”

Hochul was endorsed on Tuesday by the Police Benevolent Association of New York State, a labor union representing 1,200 members of the New York State Agency Police Services Unit, including SUNY police, state Environmental Conservation Police, the state Park Police and the Forest Rangers.

“As governor, my top priority is making sure that New Yorkers in every community not only feel safe but are safe,” Hochul said in a statement, “By working hand in hand with law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve, we have made progress toward making our streets safer and our criminal justice system fairer.”

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  1. Don’t get how any law abiding person would vote to keep bail reform intact. Look what’s going on around us.
    Same goes for the frum community who keep saying to vote Democrat. When will they realize they’re allowed to vote their conscience and not follow the herd?

  2. its mostly fake polls, the dems are very good at it,

    ywn is good at it too,

    people dont fall for these crap.

    vote for zeldin,

    jews wake up

  3. This state is already dying. This will mail the coffin shut!
    Eva Brown of Albany is nothing but libertard trash, who slept her way up the food chain!

  4. Why bother to vote? Those who have written the previous comments can just say afterwards that Zeldin really won the election and that it was stolen.

  5. Spellcheck really sucks!
    This state is already dying. This will NAIL the coffin shut!
    Eva Brown of Albany is nothing but libertard trash, who slept her way up the food chain!

  6. If New Yorkers vote for her, they deserve what they get. Another four years or more of Uber leftist politics continuing to ruin the state.

    I hope and pray that there’s enough people left over in the state who can stop this leftist shenanigan from continuing.

  7. If every “Yeshiva Victim” votes for Zeldin, it will close the gap and more. there are enough of those voters in NYS between Boro Park, Flatbush, Williamsburg, the Five Towns, Rockland county, upstate etc, but they all need to come out and vote.

  8. a command of lies thieves and cheats…..a world where Hashem should be glorified……may those who stand by Hashem be part of his glory and those who wish for evil like this deserve their just desserts

  9. Sample size is a mere 655.
    They are polling likely voters though.
    Claimed margin of error is 3.9%.
    The sample is 49% democrats 29% republicans and 19% independents which while I don’t know the exact demographic breakdown of NYS, sounds about fair if not slightly skewed to the right.

  10. To kach: Spell check is fine. Kach check, not so much.

    To the mods: Kach has, twice, asserted that someone “slept her way to the top.” Are you sure that should be posted on YWN?

  11. the above shows such hatred of anyone not loving that putz Trump
    zeldin loves trump, ipso facto anyone not liking zeldin is the devil incarnate
    for shame

  12. who? the same polling firm who gave biden in 2020 50 to 41% over trump?! and we still believe those polling….
    the only polls it seams we can trust since it predicted the best the last few election cycels is trafalgar group and their giving hochul a minor lead of 4%!
    Brace for impact!