The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) unveiled several polls today, including one looking at the 24th Congressional District race.
The poll found Rep. Michael Arcuri, D-Utica, leading his Republican challenger, Richard Hanna, 50 percent to 37 percent. Complete details on the poll weren't immediately available, but this is a breakdown of the poll:
Poll: Aug. 29-31, 400 Likely Voters, 4.9 percent margin of error
- Democratic: 27 percent
- Republican: 30 percent
- Independent: 44 percent
- Don't know/refused to participate: 8 percent
Top issue: Economy and jobs, with 31 percent of the vote
Arcuri campaign spokesman Jeb Fain issued this statement in response to the poll:
"The only poll that really matters is the one on November 2nd. Our focus is on the conversations we're having with voters about Congressman Arcuri's record of delivering for Upstate New York: bringing home $1 million dollars for the VA Clinic in Rome, helping Remington Arms and Nucor Steel save and create good-paying jobs, and protecting our water from unsafe gas drilling."
Hanna's campaign disagreed with the polling results.