Aug 02, 2012
Owens Holds Double Digit Lead Over Millionaire Matt Doheny in New NY-21 Poll
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today released a new Anzalone Liszt Research poll that shows Bill Owens with a twelve point lead over Republican repeat challenger Millionaire Matt Doheny. Owens is earning 50 percent of the vote in a three-way race.
In the initial three-way head-to-head for New York’s 21st Congressional district, Owens leads Doheny 50 percent to 38 percent with Green Party candidate Donald Hassig taking 4 percent. Even if Doheny were to pick up all 8 percent of undecided voters, he would still trail Owens by 4 points. Owens remains extremely popular with a better than 2-1 favorability ratio, and is better known across the district. Conducted July 29-31, the poll surveyed 400 likely voters and has a 4.9 percent margin of error.
“It’s clear that Bill Owens has cemented his reputation as an independent leader for middle class families in Upstate New York,” said Josh Schwerin, Northeast Press Secretary at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Just like last election, voters are rejecting Matt Doheny who is once again running to join Republicans in Washington who voted to drastically cut Medicare and force seniors to pay more for their healthcare while giving tax breaks to millionaires and corporations shipping jobs overseas.”
An Anzalone Liszt Research polling memo is available here.