The Conservative Party candidate in New York's 23rd Congressional special election is moving-up in the polls and Republican crashing according to a column from Chris Cillizza.
Cillizza writes that in internal polls from “both sides of the partisan aisle” show the Republican hand-selected candidate Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava has fallen to third place in polling.
So, where is Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman first or second place? You have to assume, second place because a first place finish would probably also be noteworthy.
The Cillizza column also ask can the Third Party candidate win? He writes, “Hoffman allies insist that the proper lens through which to look at the race is the conservative/liberal one. By that measure, there is one conservative running and two liberals… there are enough conservative voters to hand him a surprise victory.”