During the summer, New York freshman Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-New Hartford) fell sharply behind her challenger, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi (D). After the national Republican groups launched a major attack ad campaign against him, tying Brindisi to convicted former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) who is unpopular in this Upstate district, Ms. Tenney has rebounded.
According to an internal Polling Company survey for the Tenney campaign (10/12-13; 400 NY-22 likely voters), the Congresswoman has assumed a 50-42% lead over Mr. Brindisi. Other numbers in the 22nd also favor the GOP. The party leads 47-41% on the generic ballot test over the Democrats, and President Trump’s favorability index is a strong 58:39%. Favoring Brindisi is how the undecided are breaking. When pushed, those proclaiming themselves to be uncommitted say they would favor Brindisi, 27-9%, if forced to make a quick decision.
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