Siena: Can’t Call Comptroller Race

Today’s Siena poll has Alan Hevesi and Chris Callaghan in a statistical dead heat.

Hevesi’s 39 to 35% lead is within the 4% margin of error for the poll, for which 500 likely voters were surveyed. This is a little different from the latest NY1/Newsday poll of 1,502 registered voters, “of whom 952 were likely voters,” that had a 2% margin of error and had Hevesi up by 10%.

“Although nearly two-thirds of voters believe that aside from the scandal Hevesi has done a good job as Comptroller and 59 percent say the job he’s done is more important than the scandal in deciding how they vote, Hevesi’s support is eroding and doing so rapidly,” Siena pollster Steven Greenberg said

Last month, Siena showed Hevesi leading Callaghan 52-25%.

Today’s Siena poll also showed that basically, no other race is even close. Eliot Spitzer leads by 45, Hillary Clinton leads by 37, and Andrew Cuomo leads by 21.

– Azi Paybarah