Staff | March 27, 2009
Sienna Research Institute, Siena College
3/25-26/09; 917 likely voters, +/- 3.2 margin of error
Mode: Live Telephone Interviews
New York CD-20
'09 Special General Election
Murphy (D) 47, Tedisco (R) 43, Sundwall (L) 2 (table-all polls)
As the special election in the 20th C.D. enters the final weekend, Democrat Scott Murphy has reversed a four-point deficit and turned it into a four-point lead over Republican Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco. Murphy leads 47-43 percent, having trailed two weeks ago by a 45-41 percent margin, according to a new Siena (College) Research Institute poll of likely voters.
[...]"While the percentage of likely voters supporting Murphy has risen about three points per week for the last four weeks, the percentage supporting Tedisco has dropped three points. In the last four weeks, Murphy turned a 12-point deficit into a four-point lead," said Steven Greenberg, spokesman for the Siena New York Poll.