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.