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Hall Hayworth 2nd Poll

Hall Hayworth 2nd Poll

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CONTACT: Amy AllenThe Westchester County Association, Inc.
(914) 948-1168aallen@westchester.orgFor Immediate Release
Decision 2010 
Tracking Poll Shows Nan Hayworthand John Hall Still Neck and Neck
 
Large Undecided Voting Block Remains
Voters Trust Hayworth More to Help Turn Around Economy
WHITE PLAINS, NY (October 27, 2010)
A second poll of the race for the U.S.House of Representatives 19
th
District in New York State between incumbent
John Hall
(D) (WF) and
Dr 
.
Nan Hayworth
(R) (C) (I) still shows a dead heatbetween the candidates similar to a previous poll conducted on October 6, 2010,according to a RNN-TV/ Westchester County Association (WCA)
Decision 2010 
poll conducted by Iona College.When asked whom they would vote for in the election,
44% said Hayworth, 43%said Hall
and
13% remain undecided
. This compares to the previous Decision2010 poll showing 42% for Hayworth, 42% for Hall, and 16% undecided.“This is as close as it gets. Hayworth has inched ahead a bit with somepreviously undecideds going her way, but this is still anybody’s race,” saidJeanne Zaino, coordinator of the Iona College poll and a professor of politicalscience at the school.
Voters in this second poll were also asked which candidate they trustedmore to help turn around the nation’s economy. The results:1
 
 
John Hall 38
%
Nan Hayworth 45
%
Undecided 17%
 “Voter opinion in this election year is heavily influenced by pocketbook issues,and voters in this district are currently favoring Hayworth to be able to addressthe economy,” Zaino commented.The second poll, which has a margin of error of plus/minus 4.0% wascommissioned by RNN-TV in cooperation with the WCA Call to ActionCampaign’s
Decision 2010 
. The poll included over 10,000 calls to registeredvoters on October 20 and completed 601 responses to voter preferencequestions.The 19
th
Congressional District is regarded as one of the key mid-term races inthe U.S. Congress. The district includes northern Westchester and parts of Dutchess, Orange and Rockland Counties.In addition to candidate preference, the respondents in the most recent poll werealso asked:
Please tell us whether you have a favorable or unfavorable view of eachcandidate.
John Hall
Favorable view 43%Unfavorable view 44%Undecided 13%
Nan Hayworth
Favorable view 47%Unfavorable view 35%2
 
Undecided 18%Zaino noted, “Compared to the previous poll we see former undecideds movemore in the unfavorable view direction for Hall while Hayworth is gaining slightlymore favorable than unfavorable views.”
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The U.S. federalgovernment has become so ineffective it is time to vote all current officialsout of office and elect new people to serve.Agree 51%Disagree 44%Not Sure 5%“This poll result shows voters in this district still express an anti-incumbentsentiment, although those who disagree with the statement have gained someground since the previous poll.” Zaino added.Also, 17% of voters polled indicated that they had watched the WCA
Decision2010 
debate between Hall and Hayworth aired on Regional News Network RNN-TV on October 13, 2010. There are approximately 400,000 registered voters inthis district.Other notable findings of this poll include:
Non-party voters, which account for about 24% of voter registrations inthe district, prefer Hayworth at 46% to Hall at 36%, with 17% of thembeing undecided. Moreover, 50% of them would agree to vote allmembers of Congress out of office.
48% of voters undecided about their choice of candidate would vote allmembers of Congress out of office when asked the question.For more information, visitwww.CalltoActionCampaign.org.The Westchester County Association is the preeminent business membershiporganization in Westchester County. The Association is committed to business3

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