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.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.