Graphic from RealClearPolitic.
The latest poll from NY-23's Congressional race has Hoffman trailing the Democrat by one point. Republican nominee Dede Scozzafava is now a distant third. In what many consider to be a test of the power of the "Tea Party" movement, Conservatives are refusing to support the Republican candidate because she is considered to be a liberal. Over at DailyKos, Scozzafava was endorsed as the most liberal candidate in the race. Scozzafava is pro-choice, supports "Card Check"(EFCA), votes with liberals on environmental legislation, supports gay marriage and has voted to raise taxes many times. Scozzafava does not support the death penalty or school vouchers. She would most likely vote for the Pelose health care bill and Cap and Trade based on her previous record and stated positions. Here is a questionnaire she filled out with her positions. Please notice in the questionnaire that Scozzafava failed to check the box that said: "Guaranteed medical care to all citizens is not a responsibility of state government." Scozzafava has been accused of being anti-gun, but that claim appears to be false.
The latest round of polling gave evidence that Hoffman is on the rise and has pulled even with, or ahead of, Owens as Scozzafava has fallen into third place. In a newly-released poll commissioned by the liberal blog Daily Kos, Hoffman is within one point of Owens, 33 percent to 32 percent, with Scozzafava lagging well behind in third place with 21 percent….