Congressional candidates release internal polls
Oct 04, 2010 6:08 pm
Both incumbent Scott Murphy (Democrat from Glens Falls) and Chris Gibson (Republican from Kinderhook) released internal polls today showing better results for their campaigns then independent polls have so far. The Gibson internal poll can be seen at Capitol Confidential, the Albany Times-Union's political blog. Gibson touted his new poll this morning, one showing him trailing by four points, 42-38, and, “among the voters most interested in the election, Gibson leads, 41-40 [percent],” Public Opinion Strategies said. Later this afternoon Murphy's campaign announced that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today released a new Grove Insight poll that shows Representative Scott Murphy leading Republican challenger Chris Gibson by 13 percent, 51 percent to 38 percent. Conducted September 28-30, the poll surveyed 400 likely voters and has a 4.9 percent margin of error. An earlier Siena Poll found Murphy ahead by 17 points. That survey was conducted from Sept. 12-14, just as Gibson’s first advertisements were going on air. An earlier conservative poll found the Republican trailing by a smaller margin. Maggie Haberman in Politico is also reporting Murphy raised over $900,000 in July, August, and September. Murphy also announced he will be at VFW Post 770, Sullivan-Teator Post at 539 Main St. in Catskill, at noon Tuesday, and then at the Cairo Library at 1 p.m. to discuss the recent USDA loan and grant to build new a facility. The Cairo Public Library is located at 512 Main St., Cairo. Gibson will be in Germantown Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. for Oktoberfest at Palentine Park along the town's Main St. Gibson's campaign also revealed a new television advertisment today, below.