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New York Governor Hochul Wields 10-Point Lead Over Zeldin a Month From Election

  • The last major poll in September gave Hochul a 17-point lead
  • Hochul has outraised and outspent Long Island Congressman
Kathy Hochul
Kathy HochulPhotographer: Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg

Kathy Hochul is leading Republican opponent Lee Zeldin by 10 percentage points among registered voters in a Marist poll conducted less than a month before the November election, suggesting a narrower path to victory for New York’s Democratic governor.

Among those who say they will “definitely vote,” Hochul’s lead contracts to 8 percentage points, according to the poll released Thursday. It’s a far cry from the 17-point lead reflected in a Siena College poll released last month and a 15-point lead in an Emerson College poll in early September.