Siena polls continue to confound. Today's poll released has Democrat Mike Arcuri leading Republican challenger Richard Hanna by 8 points. What is most confusing is that Arcuri is getting a boost from his Obama stimulus vote.
Six weeks before Election Day, Representative Michael Arcuri holds an eight point lead, 48-40 percent, over Republican challenger Richard Hanna in this hotly contested rematch of the 2008 race that Arcuri won 52-48 percent. On a series of six issues, voters give Arcuri the edge on four, Hanna the edge onone, and on the issue of taxes, voters see it as a toss-up, according to a Siena (College) Research Institute poll of likely voters released today. Voters support President Obama's stimulus proposal and his proposal to eliminate tax cuts for the wealthy. They are evenly split on whether to implement or repeal the recently passed federal health care reform legislation.
We are serious about getting people involved in Upstate NY Elections. If you have an article you want posted or exposure for your site, if you are a candidate, if you want to contribute, if you are interested in the content of this site, then please send us an email using the address above. We would love to hear from you.