A Democratic poll showed state Assemblyman David Weprin (above) leading Republican Bob Turner in New Yorks 9th district.
A Democratic poll showed state Assemblyman David Weprin (D) leading Republican Bob Turner by 8 points in New York’s 9th district special election.
Forty-seven percent of those polled said they would vote for Weprin while 39 percent said they would vote for Turner, according to a Global Strategy Group survey funded by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Fourteen percent were undecided in the survey of 400 likely voters conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday. It had a 4.9-point margin of error.
Turner, who ran against then-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D) in the district in 2010, was known to 66 percent of voters in the district whereas Weprin was only familiar to 59 percent.
A Siena College poll released in early August found Weprin ahead by 6 points. Jake Dilemani, Weprin’s campaign manager, told Roll Call on Tuesday that the campaign's “internal polling is a little stronger than Siena.”
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.