New York CD-1 General Election Poll
on behalf of the NRCC
September 21-22, 2014
TO: Interested Parties
FROM: Brock McCleary
Date: September 24, 2014
RE: Key Poll Findings – New York CD-1
Incumbent Congressman Tim Bishop is in a dead heat with challenger Lee Zeldin in the race for New York’s 1st Congressional District.
Q: If the election for Congress were held today, who would you vote for: Lee Zeldin, Republican or Tim Bishop, Democrat?
Congressman Bishop garners stronger support from his own party than does Zeldin; Bishop receives 79% of the vote from Democrats while Zeldin receives 70% from Republicans. However, Zeldin leads Bishop among Independent voters by 11% (44-33%).
Bishop Job Approval
Slightly more voters disapprove (40%) of Congressman Bishop’s job performance than approve (39%). Among independent voters, Bishop’s job approval stands at 27% approve and 43% disapprove.
Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Tim Bishop is handling his job as Congressman?
The generic congressional ballot favors Republicans by a 5% margin (47-42%).
Q: In an election for Congress, would you generally prefer to vote for the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate?