Republican Lee Zeldin Rising – New York Governor Race Tightens To ‘Toss Up’

Republican Lee Zeldin has gained ground on Democrat incumbent Kathy Hochul in the race for New York governor.

The race has now been changed to ‘toss up’ status, meaning that it’s now a statistical tie.

Zeldin has been hammering Hochul on New York’s massive crime problem and that message is clearly resonating with voters.

FOX News reports:

New York governor race between Gov. Hochul and Rep. Zeldin tightens to ‘toss up’

The New York gubernatorial race between incumbent Democrat Kathy Hochul and GOP challenger Lee Zeldin is now a “toss-up,” according to the RealClearPolitics polling average.

The polling outlet’s rolling average of polls from Sept. 30 to Oct. 12 shows that Hochul is leading the Republican congressman by 5.3% with 7% of voters undecided on who they will vote for.

“We have just 24 days to go until we FIRE @KathyHochul & save our state. It’s not too late for Hochul to come out of hiding & do multiple debates with me across New York, starting immediately!” Zeldin said in a Twitter post, along with a graphic showing the race moving from “lean Democrat” to “toss up.”

The shift in polls amounts to a significant comeback for Zeldin, who was down in the polls as much as 24 points in August.

“It’s a very competitive race,” pollster Doug Schoen told The New York Post on Friday.

Recent polling from Marist University showed that while Hochul has a lead over Zeldin, independent voters support Zeldin 49% to 35%, with rising crime resonating with more and more voters, especially in New York City.

Lee Zeldin has momentum on his side.

People are ready for real change and Zeldin is the change candidate.

Cross posted from American Lookout.


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