As we approach the November midterm elections, Democrat candidates and incumbent officials are slowly losing leads in key polls thanks to their pushing of far-left radical ideologies and enforcing similar woke policies.
One such example of this would be New York’s un-elected Democrat Governor, Kathy Hochul who is losing her lead in the deep blue big apple.
A Marist Poll released Thursday shows her Republican challenger, the incumbent New York GOP congressman Rep. Lee Zeldin, gaining support and now just eight points behind Hochul just a month prior to the midterms.
That is a big gain, especially in a state like New York. A battleground where Hochul has spent millions of dollars to attack her Republican challenger with woke ads.
“There’s an enthusiasm gap, which partially offsets the huge registration advantages that the Democrats have, obviously, in New York,” Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion,
told reporters of the poll findings.
The poll was conducted amongst a survey of 1,117 registered voters and has a margin of error of 4%. Results from this poll reveal that 74% of Republican supporters are firmly supporting Rep. Zeldin while only 62% of registered Democrats are firmly supporting the unelected governor.
Rep. Zeldin has secured a 49% to 35% lead with a 4.4% margin of error against Hochul amongst independent voters.
A total of 78% of registered Republicans plan on voting compared to 77% of independents and a relatively paltry 62% of Democrats.
Key issues in this race include inflation and crime and viewpoints from Rep. Zeldin are being favored over Hochul with around 28% of voters ranking inflation amongst their top concerns and 24% calling it “preserving the democracy.”
Crime ranks third and tops abortion by a tally of 18% to 14%, something that Hochul is heavily campaigning on with smearing ads against Zeldin.
“We’ve been saying this race was a single-digit race for a long time, and we know that it’s much closer than even this new Marist poll. We’ve consistently been gaining ground on Hochul as New Yorkers witness firsthand her abysmal record on the issues most important to them — crime, the economy, corruption, and far more,” Zeldin said in a statement.
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