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Audio Report: Poll finds Congressional District with a split personality

Oct 22, 2018 9:24 pm
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The Siena College poll taken October 12-16 of 500 likely voters in New York's 19th Congressional District reported a near tie, with Republican incumbent John Faso leading Democrat Antonio Delgado by one point. Faso was up by five points the last time Siena polled the district, in late August. Now the polling reveals a district with a split personality. Men favor Faso in the Hudson Valley Congressional District by 19 points, while women prefer Delgado by 17 points. Voters with at least a bachelor’s degree are voting for Delgado by 20 points, the poll says, while those with less than a bachelor’s degree prefer Faso by 19 points. Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg says, “Each has more than 70 percent support from his own party and independents are separated by a point." The split personality continues with support for the national Republican leaders currently running the country. The poll says that 19th Congressional District voters would prefer Republicans maintain control of U.S. House of Representatives by a 48-45 percent margin. But, also by a three-point margin, local voters disapprove of the performance of President Donald Trump. Of course, the poll has a margin of error of +/- 4.6 percentage points, so many of the results could be much different on election day.