Monday, August 14, 2006

Arcuri Leading in Poll Indeed

Thanks to Steve over at the Working Families Party for giving us a link to a news article on the Benenson Strategy Group poll showing Michael Arcuri leading by 4 points.

Ray Meier is right to declare this a statistical dead heat, but in a Republican-leaning district, that's very bad news for him. Besides, Meier can't spin these numbers from the poll: Of those polled, 68% say the country is on the wrong track, compared to 21% who believe we're heading in the right direction.

What's astonishing is the gap between the negative rating for the Republican agenda, and the near-even rating for Arcuri and Meier. Looks like the Arcuri campaign needs to work to make that link more clearly.

More on the poll later.


Anonymous said...

So that makes Meier inviting Cheney for a fundraiser perhaps the biggest blunder of the campaign so far.

I'm lovin' it.

Anonymous said...

Ditto, anonymous 4:07pm. They should give the idiot who thought of that a revolver and leave the room.

Anonymous said...

Could be the same idiot who thought up the idea of campaigning on the road in a 76 Caddy and talking about energy conservation.

Anonymous said...

More on poll from Roll Call...

Arcuri Over Meier in Democratic Poll

August 14, 2006

Oneida County District Attorney Mike Arcuri (D) led state Sen. Ray Meier (R) in the race for the open 24th district seat, according to a new poll released by Arcuri’s campaign.

The poll showed Arcuri leading Meier 40 percent to 36 percent and “is significant because Meier is slightly better known and the district has a double-digit edge in Republican registration,” said the memo announcing the survey’s results.

The poll, conducted by the Benenson Strategy Group July 26-30, included 500 likely general election voters and had a 4.4 percent margin of error. The 24th district opened up when Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R) decided to retire.
— Stephanie Woodrow