Democrats regard Kathy Hochul’s shrinking lead in New York as a positive development: Waking up call

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Democrats are highlighting New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s shrinking margin of victory over Republican opponent Lee Zeldin as a positive development that could inspire more Democrats to vote on Election Day.

Hochul had a 17-point advantage over Zeldin in polls taken in August, but that margin has since reduced to just 4, according to some pollsters. In a heavily Democratic state where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by about a two to one margin, the tight race is concerning for Democrats. According to Politico, Democrats claim the survey would act as a “wake-up call” for their supporters.

Hochul said to CNN on Friday, “When Democrats vote, we win.” The fact that there is finally energy on the ground is, in my opinion, not being well represented in the polls. Although it doesn’t show up sooner, you only need to peak on election day.

The state’s gubernatorial contest has seen heavy financial investment from both the Republican and Democratic parties. Republicans, who haven’t controlled the office since 2002, would consider winning the election to be their greatest triumph.

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The Democratic Governors Association announced last week that it is “taking nothing for granted, and won’t sit idly by” as Democrats launched a new super PAC to support Hochul’s efforts.

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Although Zelding has slightly outspent Hochul in the last weeks of the campaign, Hochul has maintained her lead in fundraising throughout the race. Politico reports that Zeldin and allied organizations have spent $9.3 million on advertising since October 18 as opposed to Hochul’s $9 million.

In particular, Zeldin has focused his campaign on fixing the economy and the rise in crime in New York City. This past weekend, he sharpened the issue by tweeting the cover of the most recent New York Post. The homeless man, who has been arrested 25 times before and is now accused of raping a jogger last week, was shown in the magazine.

“This is life in Kathy Hochul’s New York,” someone said. Vote as if your life relies on it because, in reality, it does, Zeldin said.

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