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New York State’s 29 Electoral Votes Remain Deep Blue; Democrat Gillibrand Is a Lock for Re-Election to U.S. Senate

SurveyUSA Operations - 10/27/12 10:40 AM

In an election today in New York for President of the United States, Barack Obama defeats Mitt Romney 62% to 33%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WABC-TV in New York City. Obama leads by 3 points among the state’s white voters, but minorities overwhelmingly vote for Obama, pushing him to a 2:1 statewide advantage. Independents break 44% to 41% for Romney. Obama has a Plus 28 Net Favorability Rating. Romney has a Minus 23 Net Favorability Rating.

In an election for United States Senator from New York state, incumbent Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand defeats Republican challenger Wendy Long 64% to 22% today. 34% of Republicans and 33% of conservatives cross-over and vote Democratic in the contest. Gillibrand has a Plus 38 Net Favorability Rating. Long has a Minus 4 Net Favorability Rating, with 63% of New York State likely voters having either no opinion of Long at all, or a neutral opinion.

Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 700 New York state adults 10/23/12 through 10/25/12. Of the adults, 628 were registered to vote. Of the registered, 554 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 11/06/12 election. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (74% of likely voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (26% of likely voters) were shown a questionnaire on their cell-phone, tablet or other electronic device.

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