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News10NBC/Dixie Strategies Poll: Undecided voters will decide race for 27th Congressional District

November 02, 2018 07:15 AM

When Republican Congressman Chris Collins was indicted this summer for insider trading, his very safe house seat was suddenly in play.

News10NBC commissioned a poll of likely voters in the 27th Congressional District to see if Collins is really at risk. Our exclusive poll, in partnership with Dixie Strategies, shows Collins is holding a seven-point lead over Democrat Nate McMurray -- 45 to 38. In previous years, Collins held 30 point leads in this very red district, but that's before his legal troubles.

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There's one group that supports the embattled congressman more than others -- people of color. By more than a two to one margin, non-white voters pick Collins over McMurray. The divide is almost as wide as the split between Republicans and Democrats supporting the candidate from their own party.

There's one more thing that could change in this race between now and next Tuesday. Voters might learn who McMurray is. 

Across the board, 30 percent of likely voters in the 27th district don't have an opinion about him.  

But as the election draws closer, voters will seek out information and what they see will likely determine this race.

Friday night on News10NBC at 5, what voters in the heavily Republican district think of the job President Donald Trump is doing.  

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