Conservative candidate needs to close the gap in his race for Congress. A new poll from the Siena University’s Research Institute shows Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman is only getting 16% of the vote. Republican Dede Scozzafava has 35% and Democrat Bill Owens has 28% of the vote.
The bright side for Hoffman is that 40 to 50 percent of voters are still basically undecided.
The poll did not ask familiarity with the candidates. Because Hoffman ran for the Republican nomination before bolting for the Conservative Party, it is likely Hoffman has greater familiarity than a typical third party candidate.
The election to replace Army Secretary and former Representative John
McHugh is slated for early November.