Rasmussen polling has Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand in a double-digit lead going into the homestretch before NY’s upcoming primary to select a Republican challenger. Yesterday, Rasmussen released the results of its latest poll, giving her 51% over her opponents.
However, there are a few interesting things to note, reminding us how inaccurate polling really can be:
*Still, “over 15% of voters are either undecided or prefer another candidate in both match-ups”, a big vote swing. Likewise, “the margin of sampling error is +/-4.5 percentage points”.
*”More than 40% of voters in New York do not know enough about any of the three GOP candidates to venture even a soft opinion”. That’s nearly half.
*”Gillibrand is viewed Very Favorably by 25% and Very Unfavorably by 22%”. Both extremes have close numbers.
* New Yorkers overwhelmingly cite “the economy” as their top concern (52%), with domestic issues far behind in second place at 13%. The Democrats’ current policies are worsening our economic recovery.
September 14th is Primary Day to chose the challenger who will face win against Gillibrand in November.