As Voters Go to Polls in NY-23, Siena Poll Shows Hoffman Ahead 41% to 36% over Owens with 18% Undecided


Today, all eyes will be on NY-23 …

It’s finally Tuesday and voter will go to the polls in New York to determine who will be the new US Rep from the 23rd Congressional District. According to the final Siena poll, Doug Hoffman has a 5% point lead over Democrat Bill Owens. The real question will be how the undecided voters will vote.


Siena New York 23rd Congressional District Poll:
Hoffman Leads Owens 41-36%; Undecided up to 18%
Hoffman Leads in South; Owens Leads in East; Tied in West
Favorability Ratings: Hoffman Up; Owens Slips; Biden Good with Dems

Loudonville, NY. On the eve of Election Day, Conservative Doug Hoffman has opened up a five point lead over Democrat Bill Owens in the race for the 23rd Congressional District. Republican Assembly member Dede Scozzafava still gets six percent support, but since her decision to suspend her campaign and support Owens, the number of undecided voters has doubled from nine percent to 18 percent, according to a new Siena (College) Research Institute poll of likely voters.

See the full polling results HERE.

Hopefully, the NY-23 voters will teach Barack Obama and Joe Biden a lesson. VP Joe Biden stumped for the Dem candidate Owens yesterday and  challenged Republican voters in New York’s 23rd congressional district to teach conservative “absolutists” a lesson.  What lesson is that? Liberals need not apply to the Republican party? Dede Scozzafava proved Conservatives correct after she dropped out of the race and then backed the Democrat Owens.

Like much of everything else, Biden gets it wrong. The lesson to be learned here is that of the Republican power elite, not the voters. NY-23 is a microcosm of Republican voters being upset with the Republican party leaders. Republicans want Republican candidates. It’s as simple as that. The hand picked Scozzafava was no moderate, she was a liberal and had no place in the party.

Ha, ha, ha … does CNN know something we don’t? They referred to Biden as former VP. All in due time, that will come soon enough in 2012. Too bad the rally was a half empty one. Way to draw the big crowd VP Biden.

There certainly is a lesson to be learned here by Republicans in NY-23. Nominate and vote for real Republican candidates. Scozzafava was not a moderate, she was more liberal than half the NY legislature.

Exit question to Republicans and Independents who want change … How could anyone vote for a candidate like Owens or follow the backing of Scozzafava who would both side with uber liberal Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi?

Think about that when casting your ballot today. Hoffman is the only one who will “Just Say No” to Pelosi.

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “As Voters Go to Polls in NY-23, Siena Poll Shows Hoffman Ahead 41% to 36% over Owens with 18% Undecided”

    1. Greg the Mongoose on November 3rd, 2009 8:18 am

      Dede Scozzafava is a bad politician with no moral compass.

    2. NewGirlBoston on November 3rd, 2009 12:48 pm

      *~*~* BIDEN VS. PALIN—RE-LOADED !!! *~*~*

      Red meat for Sarah Palin lovers and haters. Appearing at a (reportedly sparsely attended) NY 23 rally for Democrat Bill Owens, VP Joe Biden brought up … Sarah Palin:

      “The fact of the matter is, Sarah Palin thinks the answer to energy is ‘drill, baby, drill,’ ” said Biden. “It’s a lot more complicated, Sarah!”

      Sarah Palin responded on her Facebook page:

      “As the vice president knows, I have always advocated an all-of-the-above approach to American energy independence. Among other things, my alternative energy goal for Alaska sits at 50 percent because Alaska reached more than 20 percent during my term in office. The Obama-Biden administration, on the other hand, recently announced a renewable goal of only 25 percent. However, domestic drilling should remain a top priority in order to meet America’s consumption and security needs.

      The vice president’s extreme opposition to domestic energy development goes all the way back to 1973 when he opposed the Alaska pipeline bill. As Ann Coulter pointed out, “Biden cast one of only five votes against the pipeline that has produced more than 15 billion barrels of oil, supplied nearly 20 percent of this nation’s oil, created tens of thousands of jobs, added hundreds of billions of dollars to the U.S. economy and reduced money transfers to the nation’s enemies by about the same amount.”

      This nonsensical opposition to American domestic energy development continues to this day. Apparently the Obama-Biden administration only approves of offshore drilling in Brazil, where it will provide security and jobs for Brazilians. This election is about American security and American jobs.

      There’s one way to tell Vice President Biden that we’re tired of folks in Washington distorting our message and hampering our nation’s progress: Hoffman, Baby, Hoffman!”


      Biden continues to be a blow-hard. Palin continues to play the hand she has been delivered brilliantly.

      Love this woman and all of her hutzpah! GO SARAH!

    3. dennisintn on November 3rd, 2009 4:28 pm

      NewGirlBoston, you’re a very astute judge of character. palin is unbeatable on her own. she’s accomplished more with her facebook entries than any other commonsense conservative or republican of any flavor.

    4. Steve in GA on November 4th, 2009 4:13 pm

      and then the other guy won …. again. Sarah is a very divisive person. Like her or hate her, she brings out the voters. In this case, apparently the Owens voters. Very sad.

    5. NewGirlBoston on November 5th, 2009 10:08 pm

      #3- Dennis- Thanks for the compliment. Sheesh & I haven’t even read “Going Rogue” yet. lol Not really certain to what level in Politics Palin will rise to next? Hate to say this- but as far as the Office of Our Commander in Chief goes—it’s still a Man’s world as evidenced by our last election.

      HRC got put through the ringer for more reasons than being married to Bill or her unpopularity with some. She had the misfortune of being a woman vying for what is still viewed as a Man’s job in the States. Unthinkable in this day & age! So, on the other side of that- is that if America (blindly) elected our first African-American President- HRC did, in fact then, put a million little cracks in that glass ceiling. It’s only a matter of time then that we see a woman get sworn in (??)

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