BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A new Siena College poll released Tuesday morning is providing insight into what can be expected on Election Day.
According to the poll, Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul holds a 14-point lead over Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin, 53-39%.
That serves as a reflection of the Democrat's strong enrollment advantage in New York State since the poll found both candidates are holding on to their parties.
"Fourteen weeks is a long time in politics, and we know most voters don’t really begin to focus on elections till after Labor Day. Still, Hochul has an early – but certainly not insurmountable – lead. In fact, while Democrats have taken the last four gubernatorial elections, Zeldin’s current 14-point deficit matches the closest Republicans have come in those races, when Andrew Cuomo defeated Rob Astorino 54-40% in 2014," said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg.
Democratic U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is also holding a lead over Republican Joe Pinion to keep his seat, 56-35%.
With a 14-point lead, Democratic Attorney General Letitia James leads Republican Michael Henry, 50-36%.
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