23 June, 2006

Hall Campaign Claims Lead In 19th District Dems Poll

John Hall came out on top in a just-released poll of Democrats in New York's 19th Congressional District.

The poll was commissioned by the Hall campaign, completed in mid-May and released today by Hall's campaign. Those caveats aside, here are the results:

Which candidate do you lean toward in the 19th District Democratic race?

John Hall 26%

Darren Rigger 7%

Judy Aydelott 7%

James Martorano, Ben Shuldiner and Gary Suraci each had two percent.

That leaves some 54% who have not decided or had no opinion. But the poll was taken before the various county conventions held in late May and early June. The district covers all or part of five counties, so there were five county party emdorsements up for grabs.

Hall won three of the endorsements, in Rockland with 95% of the votes, in Dutchess with 81% support and in Orange County with 59% of the vote. Darren Rigger won in Putnam County and Jim Martorano in Westchester.


Eliot Spitzer, the prohibitive favorite in the Democratic race for governor, edorsed Brian Keeler in his bid to become the state senator from the 41st District -part of Dutchess and all of Columbia County. Keeler is a fellow inhabitant of the blogosphere, as a contributor to the liberal blog the Daily Kos. And, another liberal blog, the Huffington Post, has taken notice of Keeler's bid, pointing out that Keeler is trying to break a 96-year GOP winning streak. A fellow going by the initials FDR was the last Democrat to hold a New York State Senate seat from Dutchess County.


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At 5:18 PM, Anonymous Eric said...

Hall's pool was pretty goofy, to say the least. The poll gives information specifically about John, Judy (which discusses her former status as a Republican) and then asks which candidate the respondent prefers. Even with this, there were only 400 respondents. This seems pretty statistically insignificant in a primary turnout to me.

At 2:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

300 respondents would be statistically significant. 400 is a slam dunk. I don't know much about polling, but even I know enough to see that John Hall is the clear frontrunner at this stage of the game.


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