How close is the race for NY-27? McMurray reveals new internal poll numbers

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - A new internal poll revealed Wednesday by Nate McMurray claims the race for New York's 27th Congressional District is tied between the democrat and republican Chris Collins.

Congressman Collins was indicted for insider trading in August. This new internal poll was taken from October 6th-8th and sampled 400 voters in the district.

Among the findings of the internal polling:

  • Nate McMurray and Chris Collins are tied and McMurray is in a strong position to win the election, having raised the necessary resources to communicate his message to voters in the final weeks of the campaign.
  • Chris Collins and Nate McMurray are each attracting 42 percent of the vote while Reform Party candidate Larry Piegza receives 6 percent and 10 percent of voters are undecided.
  • Nine in ten voters (90%) report that they have heard, read, or seen information about Collins' indictment, with a majority (57%) stating they have heard "a lot" about the indictment.

McMurray's campaign released its third quarter reports earlier this week. The democratic challenger has raised just shy of half a million dollars in campaign money.

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