Washington, D.C. – A new poll conducted for House Majority PAC and SEIU found that Democrat Tim Bishop leads Republican Randy Altschuler by a sizeable 24-point margin, 56 to 32 percent.
The poll, conducted by the Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group, also found that Bishop has a substantially higher favorability rating than does Altschuler, particularly among independent voters who give Bishop a “positive” rating more than twice that of Altschuler. Congressman Bishop even maintains his double-digit lead after survey respondents were presented with positive descriptions of each candidate.
An analysis memo is available here.
“One thing’s for sure,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of House Majority PAC. “With Congressman Bishop working hard to protect and create jobs on Long Island, voters are clearly rejecting outsourcing pioneer Randy Altschuler’s efforts to export American jobs overseas.”
The poll of 407 likely voters in NY-01 was conducted July 17-18. It has a margin of error of 4.9 percent.