Gillibrand Poised for Big Win in Senate Race, Poll Shows

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NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand attends the 25th annual Brooklyn tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House on January 17, 2011.

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is poised for a huge win on Election Day, with a more than 40-point lead over Republican challenger Wendy Long, according to a poll by Siena College released Friday.

The poll finds Gillibrand leads 67 percent  compared to her GOP opponent’s 24 percent.

 “Right now, Kirsten Gillibrand is headed to a potentially record blow out,” Siena College spokesman Steve Greenberg said.

Gillibrand, a former Congresswoman, was appointed to fill the Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton in 2009.