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November 03, 2009

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

Posted in: House Elections,House of Representatives,Politics,Polls

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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