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.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.