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Siena Poll Finds NY Democrats Close to Losing Senate

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The first poll to look at statewide Senate races finds that Democrats may be struggling to retain their hold on the State Senate in November.

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Poll: Two Democratic State Senators Below 50 Percent

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Two Democratic State Senators are polling below 50 percent in head-to-head matchups against their Republican rivals, according to a new poll of likely voters from Siena Research Institute, signaling the GOP could recapture control of that legislative chamber.

Two Republican incumbents, Frank Padavan and Hugh Farley, lead their Democratic challengers by double digits.

Here are the numbers:

Senate District 3:

Incumbent Democrat Brian Foley: 44
GOP Lee Zeldin: 43
undecided: 13

Senate District 11:

Incumbent GOP Frank Padavan: 56
Democrat Tony Avella: 32
Undecided: 12
Note: Padavan splits Democratic voters with Avella, 44-46 percent.

Senate District 44:

Incumbent GOP Hugh Farley: 55
Democrat Susan Savage: 37
Undecided: 8

Senate District 48:

Incumbent Democrat Darrel Aubertine: 45
GOP Patty Richie: 48
Undecided: 7
Note: Richie leads Aubertine among independent voters, 60-32 percent.

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