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New poll shows Faso and Delgado running nearly even

Sep 13, 2018 7:30 am
David Lombardo is reporting for the Times Union U.S. Rep. John Faso and his Democratic challenger Antonio Delgado are now running neck and neck in the 19th Congressional District race, according to a Monmouth University poll released September 12. The Democrat's chances of picking up the seat improve among traditional midterm voters, with Delgado leading Faso by 48 percent to 45 percent. Based on another model that assumes a surge of Democratic voters, Delgado's lead grows to six percentage points. That is still within the poll's margin of error. Monmouth University Polling Institute Director Patrick Murray said there is reason to expect turnout for the midterm election will be higher than usual. "This is not a typical year," Murray said. Green Party candidate Steve Greenfield received 1 percent of the vote, which could be a deciding factor if the race stays tight through Election Day. A poll released by the Siena Research Institute last month found Faso leading Delgado by five percentage points among likely voters, but that survey did not include the Green Party candidate. Read the full story in the Times Union.