Poll #2: Weprin leads Turner by six points in NY9 -- Siena

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 09:00 AM

In a district that's enrolled more than three-to-one Democrat, Assemblyman David Weprin is leading his Republican opponent Bob Turner by six points, according to Siena Research Institute poll today, with neither candidate being favored by a clear majority.

“While Weprin holds a two-to-one advantage over Turner with Democrats, Turner has a nearly six-to-one lead among Republicans and a slim four-point lead with independent voters," Siena College pollste rSteven Greenberg said in a statement. "Queens voters favor Weprin by 10 points, while Brooklyn voters, who account for about one-third of the district, support Turner by a six-point margin.”

Turner's attempt to sway Jewish voters on the issue of Israel hasn't proven to be significantly effective, as Weprin has retained the support of 56 percent of the voters identifying themselves as Jewish. What Turner does have over Weprin is loyalty: 60 percent of voters said they were absolutely certain the would cast their vote for the Republican, with only 47 percent saying the same for the Democrat Weprin.

“Five weeks until Election Day, and this special election is a wide open race with both candidates trying to become more known to the voters of the district and earn their support,” Greenberg was quoted saying.  “With a low turnout expected and limited media exposure in the nation’s most expensive media market, the test of both campaigns will be to mount strong voter identification efforts and effective get-out-the vote operations.  The campaign that does a better job on those crucial campaign tasks will likely produce a victory for their candidate."

The poll consisted of 501 likely voters and had a 4.4 percent, plus or minus, margin of error. Siena said it intends to poll the district again prior to Election Day.


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Comments [3]


So much for poll BOB TURNER GOING TO WASHINGTON and not as a visitor  President Obama DON'T RAID OUR SOCIAL SECURITY

Sep. 14 2011 04:42 AM

Turner is the Republ-I-CAN that can do it

Before there was the "Oracle at Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli
The Legislative Budget is Too Damn High

Aug. 11 2011 05:28 AM
Kevin D. Korenthal

The District is 3 to 1 Democrat yet the Democrat candidate is leading by just 6 points? On top of that, 60 percent of voters said they were absolutely certain the would cast
their vote for the Republican, with only 47 percent saying the same for
the Democrat Weprin.

The wheels are coming off the Democrat Party across this land. It's close ties to Organized Labor and even closer association with the FAILED Democrat President Barack Obama is killing the party. You can't pander exclusively to the lowest common denominator (welfare recipients and other sin the entitled class) and expect to be able to roll with changing demographics. As much as I am loathe to admit it, Republicans are the party of the New Regular Class. A wide variety of income levels support Republicans because Republicans have a little something to give to each of those income levels. Democrats on the other hand only have gifts for those who live off the taxpayer or... Well that really all they have.

Aug. 10 2011 04:54 PM

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