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Siena Poll: Tight Special Election in NY9

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Siena College 9th Congressional District Poll:
Weprin Leads Turner by 6 Points in Tight Special Election
By 2-to-1 Voters Wanted Their Representative to Vote for Debt Ceiling Law
Koch, Cuomo, Schumer Endorsements Have Impact; Newspapers Don’t

In the special election for New York’s 9th Congressional District seat, Democrat David Weprin leads Republican Robert Turner 48-42 percent with five weeks until Election Day, according to a Siena (College) Research Institute poll of likely 9th CD voters released today.

By a two-to-one majority, likely voters would have wanted their representative to vote for the recently passed law to increase the debt ceiling approved by Congress and the President. Voters in this Queens/Brooklyn district also overwhelmingly support (65-33 percent) raising taxes on those who earn at least $250,000, overwhelmingly oppose (72-24percent) cuts to entitlements such as Medicare and Social Security, and they are nearly evenly divided on whether last year’s federal health care legislation should be repealed, which is supported by a slim 47-44 percent margin.

When it comes to the impact of endorsements, roughly twice as many voters say an endorsement by Senator Charles Schumer, Governor Andrew Cuomo and former Mayor Ed Koch would make them more likely to support a candidate as say it would make them less likely. Endorsements by three of New York City’s daily newspapers would not appear to be a help for the candidate those newspapers endorse.

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