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NEW POLL: Governor Hochul Leads Lee Zeldin by Whopping 15 Points

For Immediate Release: September 12, 2022

NEW POLL: Governor Hochul Leads Lee Zeldin by Whopping 15 Points

Emerson College/Pix 11/The Hill Poll Shows Governor Hochul Up 50-35%

NEW YORK, NY - A new Emerson College/Pix 11/The Hill poll shows Governor Hochul with a commanding 15-point lead against Lee Zeldin, 50-35%. The Emerson poll is consistent with recent polling showing the governor’s strength against her anti-abortion, Trump-loyalist Republican opponent. 

The Daily Gazette highlighted this point over the weekend, noting that “political scientists said they don’t believe much has changed in the race since polling over the summer showed the contest as being far less competitive.” As of today, FiveThirtyEight’s polling average showed Governor Hochul up by more than 16 points, 51.5-35.1%. 

“This latest credible poll clearly shows the more New Yorkers learn about Lee Zeldin’s extremist views and Donald Trump-MAGA agenda for New York, the more they reject him,” said New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs. “Zeldin’s extreme anti-abortion views and dangerous loyalty to Donald Trump make him wrong for New York. The stakes could not be higher for New Yorkers this November.”

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