Polls aren't the be all and end all of politics. Except for that last one. You know, the biggy on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
New Poll Shows Statistical Three Way Tie in NY-23 Special Election
Washington - A poll released today by Club for Growth shows a statistical tie among the three candidates in the special election in New York's 23rd congressional district to replace John McHugh, the former congressman who recently became Secretary of the Army.
The poll of 300 likely voters showed Republican Dede Scozzafava at 20%, Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman at 17%, Democrat Bill Owens at 17% and 45% undecided, within the poll's margin of error of +/- 5.66%.
The poll also asked "Would you prefer your next member of Congress be a liberal Democrat, a liberal Republican, or a Conservative party candidate who would align himself with Republicans in Congress?" The Conservative Party candidate was selected by 36% of respondents, compared to 31% for the Democrat and 18% for the Republican.
The poll was conducted September 17. Questions from the poll are here(PDF).