Saturday, October 13, 2012

New Democratic poll: Maffei edges Buerkle in race for Congress

A new Democratic-sponsored poll today shows Dan Maffei inching away from Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle in their election rematch for the 24th Congressional District seat.

Maffei led Buerkle 46 percent to 38 percent in a telephone poll of 400 likely voters in the district taken Sunday and Monday for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Washington. The DCCC is the campaign arm of House Democrats.

Green Party candidate Ursula Rozum, of Syracuse, was favored by 7 percent of district voters, and 9 percent remained undecided. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points. The poll’s methodology and questions were provided to The Post-Standard.

The DCCC paid for the poll by Grove Insight, of Portland, Oregon, a firm whose clients include Democratic candidates, labor unions, nonprofits and corporations. It was the company's second poll in two months in the 24th District race. A poll in August showed Maffei, a Democrat from DeWitt, with a six-point lead over Buerkle, R-Onondaga Hill.

Link. http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/09/new_democratic_poll_maffei_edg.html

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