New York is being severely mismanaged under Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul.
Violent crime in the city has skyrocketed out of control, with overall crime increasing over 30 percent from 2021 to 2022.
Polls tracking Hochul’s approval ratings have indicated that she is vulnerable to a challenge in the deep blue state, with a poll earlier this year showing her with a net negative approval rating of -11%, with 41 percent approving of her performance as Governor and 52 percent disapproving.
Still, most election polls have shown Hochul ahead of Republican challenger Lee Zeldin, though the polls have significantly varied in how much she leads by.
For the first time, a major poll showed Zeldin ahead this week.
The New York Post poll put Zeldin at 45.6 percent support and Hochul at 45.3 percent support.
The Post Millenial Reports–
New York Republican candidate for governor Lee Zeldin has overtaken unelected Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul for the first time in the polls, something the GOP nominee attributes to her “advancing woke policies as opposed to just focusing on what is most important to New York voters.”
The New York Post reports that Zeldin is polling at 45.6 percent support and Hochul at 45.3 percent, based on a survey of 1,056 likely voters by the independent group co/efficient with a 3.31 margin of error.
Zeldin appeared on Friday’s episode of Tucker Carlson Tonight and told the host his gains come as a result of New Yorkers having to deal with “a governor who’s just not doing a good job.”
“… she’s unlikable, she’s corrupt. She’s pandering to criminals. She’s pandering to tax and spend liberals,” he said.
Co/efficient, which predicted Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s win in Virginia last year, released a poll in early September that showed Hochul in a 6-point lead, whereas now it’s in a dead heat.