Hochul leads Zeldin by 15 points in Emerson poll
The latest Emerson College/Pix11/The Hill poll of "somewhat or very likely" New York voters shows Gov. Kathy Hochul with a 15-point lead over U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, in the gubernatorial race. Fifty percent of respondents plan to vote for Hochul; 35 percent for Zeldin; and nine percent are still undecided. Spencer Kimball, Executive Director of Emerson College Polling said, “There are stark racial divides in the gubernatorial election; Governor Hochul holds the majority of support among Hispanic votes at 59 percent and black voters at 72 percent, whereas white voters are evenly split between Hochul and Zeldin with 44 percent apiece.” Emerson is reporting that President Biden has a 52 percent job approval rate in New York, while 44 percent disapprove of the job he is doing. Kimball said Biden's approval rate is highest among voters 35 years old and younger, a 10 percent increase since August. “This ten-point increase in approval since last month could be reflective of Biden’s recent action on student loans,” Kimball said. The economy is the most important issue to voters overall, followed by abortion access, healthcare, gun violence, crime and immigration. Among voters under 35, healthcare is the most important issue, but voters over 35 say the economy is most important, Kimball said. The Emerson College poll was conducted from September 4 to 6. Read the full story at emersoncollegepolling [dot] com.