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Siena: Ball Opens 5 Point Lead on Kaplowitz in 40th District
A new poll released today by Siena College finds Republican Assemblyman Greg Ball leading Democratic Westchester County Legislator Michael Kaplowitz by 5 percentage points.
According to Siena, Ball has a 49-44% lead over Kaplowitz in the hotly contested race.
The survey finds that while Kaplowitz has the support of 85% of Democrats, up from 80%, Ball has the support of 77% of Republicans, up from 68%. Ball has also incrased his lead among independent voters from 18 points to 29 points.
According to the Siena Research Institute, Ball has opened up a narrow 3 point lead in Westchester County after trailing by 8 points, while Kaplowitz has cut his deficit in Dutchess and Putnam Counties from 15 to 10 points. 7% of likely voters questioned are undecided.
Pollster Steven Greenburgh said "This is a race where turnout will have a major impact--and the potential to swing this election either way."
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