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.
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