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Poll: New York Special Election Closer Than Expected

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Third-party candidate Jack Davis, the wealthy repeat Congressional hopeful who will appear on the ballot under the “Tea Party” line, appears to be taking votes from Republican nominee Jane Corwin in a recent poll.

There is reason to be cautious in reading too much into the poll, given that special election turnout is difficult to predict and that ballot placement could be a major factor. Davis, for example, will be the fourth and final candidate listed on the ballot.

DCCC spokesman Josh Schwerin said in a statement that voters are “responding to Hochul’s message.”

“We’ll continue working with the campaign and tracking developments closely,” he said.

Greenberg suggested the race is up for grabs.

“Three weeks is a lifetime in a tight political campaign like this, and the only thing obvious in this race is that voters are going to be inundated by commercials, mailings and campaigning,” he said. “Stay tuned.”

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