26 September, 2006

Kelly, Hall Close In Internal Hall Poll, Journal News Reports

Democratic challenger John Hall is within striking distance of Republican incumbent Rep. Sue Kelly in their battle for New York's 19th Congressional District, according to a recently commissioned poll.

Word of the poll was reported in an opinion piece by columnist Phil Reisman in Jornal News, In the piece Reisman says Kelly appears to be "running scared."

You can read Reisman's opinion by clicking the link above, but here are the numbers he quotes in a poll by Abacus Associates of Boston:

Hall's strategists are also boasting about the results of a post- primary poll of 600 potential voters it commissioned with Abacus Associates of Boston. It showed that in an informal ballot in which no information is given other than the name and party affiliation of the respective candidates, Kelly came out ahead 49 % to Hall's 44 %. When neutral background information about the candidates was provided, Hall got 50% to Kelly's 46%. The poll has a margin of error of about 4 percentage points.


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