Friday | October 18, 2002
McCall down by 11
While McCall's campaign in NY gives the impression of being bogged down, the latest NY Times poll shows Gov. Pataki still hasn't put this one in the bag.
Including leaners, Pataki leads by a 42-31 margin, with Conservative Party candidate garnering 17 percent. While the 11-point lead is significant, it is smaller than previous polls on the race. And, Pataki is still below the magical 50-percent line. However, only 8 percent are undecided, meaning that McCall could snag all the undecideds and still lose the election.
The only slivers of hope in the poll results is that New Yorkers are not too happy with Pataki's handling of the economy, and also feel he would be more interested in helping "special interests" than ordinary people. But that'll probably not be enough to turn this election McCall's way unless he can start stripping Pataki of some of the governor's Democratic supporters.Posted October 18, 2002 08:13 AM | Comments (6)