Buffalo, N.Y. – A Buffalo News/WGRZ-TV/Siena Research Institute poll released Sunday shows Democratic incumbent Representative Kathy Hochul and Republican challenger Chris Collins are in an even tie in the 27th Congressional District with 47% of likely voters saying they plan to vote for each candidate.
The race favored Chris Collins 47-45 seven weeks ago.
The study polled 633 likely voters, and has a margin of error of 3.9 percent.
Sienna College pollster Steven Greenberg says “for those who felt the race for Congress couldn’t get any closer from where it was in August, this new poll proves them wrong. Now it’s fair to say the race cannot get any closer. And it looks like independent voters are going to be the key to this race. They were with Collins. Now they’re with Hochul. Who will they be with on Election Day? The answer to that question may very well determine the winner. One thing seems certain: the race is going to be neck-and-neck for the next four weeks until Election Day."
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