Friday, September 9, 2011

GOP Poised to Win Weiner's Old Seat

Republican Bob Turner is up by 6 points in the latest poll and he has the momentum. Reportedly, Democrats are throwing another $500 thousand into negative campaign ads to stave off what will be viewed as a disastrous loss. It may not work. Turner has the momentum and is viewed as running the cleaner campaign in this heavily Democratic district. If the GOP can pull this one off, Democrats should be shaking in fear about the prospects for 2012.

(Roll Call)- For Democrats who hadn't already started to panic over Tuesday's special election in New York's Brooklyn- and Queens-based 9th Congressional district, now would be a good time to start.

Republican Bob Turner led Democrat David Weprin by 6 points in the nonpartisan Siena College poll released this morning.

The nonpartisan survey conducted Tuesday through late Thursday found 50 percent of those polled would vote for Turner if the election were held "today" while 44 percent would vote for Weprin. Six percent of the 886 likely voters polled said they were undecided.

The numbers have flipped from a Siena poll a month ago, when Weprin had a 6-point lead.

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