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Siena Poll: CD26: Corwin in the Lead

Friday, April 29, 2011

Siena College 26th Congressional District Poll:
Corwin Leads Hochul & Davis in Tight Special Election

Federal Budget Deficit & Jobs Are Voters’ Two Biggest Issues

Voters: Repeal Health Care; Don’t Cut Social Security or Medicare

Loudonville, NY. In the special election for the 26th Congressional District seat, Republican Jane Corwin currently has a small lead, with the support of 36 percent of voters. Democrat Kathy Hochul is supported by 31 percent, and independent Jack Davis, running on the Tea Party line, has the support of 23 percent of voters, according to a Siena (College) Research Institute poll of likely 26th CD voters released today.

Voters identified the federal budget deficit and jobs as the two most important issues they want their new Representative working on in Washington. Voters strongly support (58-36 percent) repealing the recently-enacted federal health care legislation. They strongly oppose cutting Medicare and Social Security benefits to help close the deficit (59-38 percent), however, they strongly support increasing personal income tax rates for the wealthiest Americans (62-35 percent), and they are divided (48-47 percent) on increasing corporate taxes. Full release
 


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