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New DCCC Polling: Goroff Edges Past Zeldin in NY-01 Race

Goroff Leads Zeldin 48-46 in Highly Competitive Race

Fresh DCCC polling released this morning in New York Playbook shows scientist Nancy Goroff leading Lee Zeldin by 2 points (48-46), with Vice President Biden leading President Trump by 6 points (51-45). It is notable that the poll shows Biden above 50% in a district President Trump won by 12 points in 2016.

In a sign that voters have soured on Trump, 56% of respondents disapprove of the president’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

The live caller survey, conducted August 5-10, polled 400 likely November general election voters with a margin of error of ±4.9 percentage points.

From Playbook:

FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Democratic challenger Nancy Goroff could give Rep. Lee Zeldin a run for his money in New York’s 1st Congressional District, according to new polling from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Goroff led Zeldin by 2 points (48-46) in an Aug. 5-10 survey of 400 likely November general election voters in the district. The poll, which has a margin of error of ±4.9 percentage points, also showed Vice President Biden ahead of President Trump by 6 points (51-45).

Last week Cook Political Report shifted the race in Democrats’ favor, a sign of the growing strength of Goroff’s campaign.

DCCC Spokesperson Christine Bennett released the following statement:

“Nancy Goroff is a scientist, an educator and former Chairperson of the Stony Brook University Chemistry Department, who is proud to have raised her two daughters in Brookhaven. Nancy will bring fact-based solutions to the table to tackle some of the most pressing issues Suffolk County families face, starting with how to keep her community healthy and safely get folks back to work during the coronavirus crisis. The more voters get to know her, the more they trust Nancy, and she is well-positioned to flip this seat come November.”


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