Poll favors Republicans to win NY-27

August 16, 2018 09:30 AM

Despite the uncertainty, it looks like Republicans have the best chance of winning Congressman Chris Collins' seat.

Clout Research surveyed over 300 general election voters in New York's 27th Congressional district, and the results show it's likely to remain a Republican seat.

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The polling company tested all of the top Republican names against Democrat Nate McMurray. State Senator Pat Gallivan topped the poll with a 20-point lead over McMurray. Stefan Mychajliw, Carl Paladino, and Chris Jacobs all had double-digit leads over the Democrat.

"The key driving this whole race right now is going to be the favorable ratings of the candidates," Fritz Wenzel, Clout Research partner said. "And the key for Gallivan is he's well-known and he's well considered. Two-to-one voters in the district have a favorable opinion of him."

Collins suspended his campaign after he was arrested for insider trading and lying to the FBI. 

The GOP chairmen hope to have a replacement for Collins next week.


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