Roll Call- GOP Poll Underscores Competitiveness of Israel’s District

by Simone Pathé | January 19, 2016
When Democratic Rep. Steve Israel announced his retirement earlier this year, he said he wanted to leave Congress during a presidential year to give Democrats a greater shot at holding his seat.

When Democratic Rep. Steve Israel announced his retirement earlier this year, he said he wanted to leave Congress during a presidential year to give Democrats a greater shot at holding his seat.

But Republicans are pointing to new poll commissioned by the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC tied to House GOP leadership, and obtained by Roll Call to underscore the competitiveness of his district.

The poll, conducted Jan. 8-11 by Harper Polling, gave Republicans a 4-point edge on a generic congressional ballot, inside the margin of error of plus or minus 4.6 percent. Among independents, 48 percent said they’d choose a Republican. 
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