NY-23 Congressional Race: Public Policy Polling Reports that Doug Hoffman Leads Democrat Bill Owens by 15 points


A day after Republican Dede Scozzafava withdrawal from the NY-23 special election Congressional race and there is some interesting polling numbers. Conservative Doug Hoffman according to Public Policy Polling has a 15 point lead over Democrat candidate Bill Owens.


Here are some interesting facts from our unweighted numbers so far:

-In a three way contest Doug Hoffman leads Bill Owens by 19 points. In a two way contest Hoffman leads Owens by 15 points. So the Dede Scozzafava withdrawal and endorsement will probably tighten the race some but not nearly enough.

-58% of Republicans think that Scozzafava’s a liberal and that was obviously before her endorsement today.

-The Rush Limbaugh effect- Hoffman has a 79 point lead with Rush listeners while Owens has a 6 point lead with people who don’t listen to the show.

There is no doubt that the numbers might tighten after Republican Dede Scozzafava endorsed of all people the Democrat, but it may not be enough to sway the votes.

However, do not rest on your laurels, get out and volunteer for Doug Hoffman and show both parties that a third party candidate is worth backing when they are the one that “We the People” would have voted for in a primary, rather than a hand picked liberal in Republican clothing.

Country star John Rich headlines Watertown “get-out-the-vote” rally Monday night for Hoffman! Don’t forget to VOLUNTEER … don’t forget to VOTE!!!

UPDATE I: Conference Call with Hoffman Campaign

Matt Burns, a former spokesperson for Dede Scozzafava.  Stacy McCain and Eric Odom, who first broke the news of Scozzafava’s withdrawal from the race yesterday, joined as “special guests” of the call.

Burns said he didn’t relish being on the defensive from conservative bloggers, but that he came back to NY-23 to elect a Republican.  He worked hard for Scozzafava, and at the end, she withdrew in order to keep the district Republican.  Burns apparently got surprised by Scozzafava’s decision today, and he wanted to stress that only one person in the race would now be a vote against Nancy Pelosi, and that is Doug Hoffman.

More from The Other McCain from the Conference Call

If you liked this post, you may also like these:

  • Wouldn’t This be Something … Doug Hoffman un-concedes in NY-23 US House Race
  • As Voters Go to Polls in NY-23, Siena Poll Shows Hoffman Ahead 41% to 36% over Owens with 18% Undecided
  • BREAKING: So-Called Republican Scozzafava Suspends, Now Drops Out of NY-23 Race … Conservative Doug Hoffman gets RNC Endorsement
  • Rasmussen: Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 45%, Democrats 38%
  • 2010 Vermont Governor’s Race: Republican Brian Dubie Leads Five Potential Democratic Opponents

  • Comments

    5 Responses to “NY-23 Congressional Race: Public Policy Polling Reports that Doug Hoffman Leads Democrat Bill Owens by 15 points”

    1. Buster on November 2nd, 2009 8:47 am

      As Nelson from the Simpsons would say: Ha Ha !!!

    2. rightknight on November 2nd, 2009 9:43 am

      Me likey that! It’s good to see the voters
      taking back the reins. It’s good to clean
      out the refrigerator every so often too.
      Those things that have been ‘growing’
      in some of the containers toward the back
      especially! Fresh is good.Mmm, mmm, mmm.

    3. Greg the mongoose on November 2nd, 2009 5:16 pm

      FoxNews also pushed Hoffman. The republican party in New York reinforced this by picking Dede Scozzafava. They funded and groomed Scozzafava. The REPUBLICAN party in New York your should come out and say they endorse Hoffman? Why are they silent? I guess they also back the Democrat. Heads need to roll.

    4. rightknight on November 2nd, 2009 10:47 pm

      The Democrat Party has defined itself as a far left ‘Progressive’
      organization. The Republican Party has not defined itself.
      As in ‘RINO’, naming Parties does not mean a heck of a lot.
      Just like Halloween Costumes betray the person inside and
      a bank robber’s mask conceals the identity of the crook, it
      pays the voters (taxpayers) to evaluate the intent of those who
      we ‘TRUST’ to be honest and above board. Conservatives
      that respect and honor our Constitution are number one
      on my ticket…regardless of Party affiliation.

    5. Scott on November 3rd, 2009 6:45 am

      Look, the republican douche bag who dropped out of the race in NY to support the Dems OBVIOUSLY has an independent agenda. The fact there is a 3rd person running in NJ proves the Dems are out to try and steal the NJ election. There is NO need for the Independent to run; only stealing votes from Christie…

      Well, VA…Deebs is a loser and liar; proved on TV many many times with his typical liberal talking points and lies….

    Leave a Reply

    Support Scared Monkeys! make a donation.

    • NEWS (breaking news alerts or news tips)
    • Red (comments)
    • Dugga (technical issues)
    • Dana (radio show comments)
    • Klaasend (blog and forum issues)
    E-mail It