Poll: Race between Faso, Delgado a dead heat

October 31, 2018 06:09 PM

There is less than a week until Election Day and the hottest race in the Capital Region has turned into a dogfight. The battle between Republican incumbent John Faso and Democrat Antonio Delgado has been hard fought on both sides.

A NewsChannel 13 SurveyUSA poll asked more than 600 likely voters, "If you had to cast a ballot today, who would you vote for?"

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This race has been painfully close the last few weeks -- and if you were expecting someone to have pulled ahead, you were sadly mistaken. It's still anyone's race. Faso and Delgado are tied with 44 percent each. 

Third party candidates Steven Greenfield and Diane Neal each grab three percent of the vote.

As we dove down into the numbers, we discovered some surprising findings. Delgado is doing better with voters over age 65, while Faso has the edge with voters under 65.

Faso has the edge with lower-income earners. Delgado has more support with voters with a salary over $80,000 a year.

There's also been a lot of negative campaigning in this one. Nineteen percent of respondents say the ads have influenced who they'll vote for.

With this being a dead heat and just six percent undecided, there aren't a lot of votes up for grabs here. It looks like it really will come down to which party does a better job of getting out the vote.

All of our poll results are online for you to check out.


WNYT Staff

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