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In closing days, new poll shows Murphy taking lead over Tedisco

Congressional campaign races to finish

Republican James Tedisco, left, and Democrat Scott Murphy wait onstage at the Holiday Inn Express in Latham prior to their debate Thursday.
Photographer: Bruce Squiers
Republican James Tedisco, left, and Democrat Scott Murphy wait onstage at the Holiday Inn Express in Latham prior to their debate Thursday.
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After weeks of building momentum, Democrat Scott Murphy has overtaken his opponent in the polls. But not by much. Murphy, of Glens Falls, leads Republican James Tedisco by four percentage points in a Siena Research Institute poll released today. The poll has a margin of error of 3.2 percentage points. The survey was conducted Wednesday and Thursday by telephone to 917 likely voters in the district. Also on Wednesday, President Barack Obama endorsed Murphy. In ...

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Ground_Control
March 27, 2009
9:15 a.m.

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The lesser of two evils is still evil. Anyone who condones the occupation of Afghanistan or bailouts of private corporations such as the banks and AIG, does not represent the best interests of the United States.

resident
March 27, 2009
12:08 p.m.

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Its an issue of supporting the president, The Republicans will critize and offer no responsible alternatives, The Repubican Party in New York is like a endangered animal, There aren't many and we should keep the ones we have.... The Repubican candidate has a political base in Saratoga County only, He falls far behind in the other counties in this district. The reason is clear and it is based on the last election, Change is the order of the day. SO i will predict that the Democratic candidate will win and follow the policies of the present Administration.... The issue of the qualifications of the candidates isis quite another subject for another day.....

jspear
March 27, 2009
2:54 p.m.

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How is Murphy evil? Try as he might to link him to AIG, he isn't. He's a businessman, something that Tedisco is not. Did he have a business that created jobs in India, could have, but in the end, does it matter? All the negative, all the sniping, and all the name calling just change the subject. I am voting for change even here and that is not Jim Tedisco. I am voting for something new, someone who won't always bark across the isle at the opposing party and offer little in terms of an alternative. Sure the Republicans are up in arms, they should be. Under their watch the country went down the toilet, their pres, for most of it, their congress. Let's put someone there who wants change, supports the president who wants change. Jim Tedisco says there are not Republicans and Democrats in our current crisis, then let's hire the new guy to breath some life into this dead horse instead of one of the party who shot it in the head.

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