In an Emerson College survey from July 26–28, Hochul led Zeldin 51% to 35%, with 7% undecided and 7% planning to support a third-party candidate. In a Siena College poll in the field from July 24–28, the governor led her Republican challenger 53% to 39%. In both surveys, a majority of New York voters were unhappy with the direction of the country. But Democrats running for statewide office are not bearing the brunt of this disappointment.
That is due to the Democratic Party’s dominance in New York, which