According to a new Thursday poll, Gov. Kathy Hochul leads Republican rival Rep. Lee Zeldin of Suffolk County by just under two points, 44.5 percent to 42.6 percent.
Meanwhile, libertarian write-in candidate Larry Sharp trails with 3.3 percent support, with an additional 9.7 percent undecided in the poll of 1,087 likely voters. The poll comes as the incumbent Democrat seeking election to the seat for the first time faces criticism over rising crime in New York, schemes with campaign donors, and her use of government aircraft to get around.
Trafalgar is also showing warning signs for Democrats in another critical race. State Attorney General Letitia James is failing behind GOP challenger Michael Henry with 45.5 percent to 44.4 percent.
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