A Brilliant Corners Research & Strategies poll of 400 likely voters shows that Alice Kryzan holds a 10-point lead over Republican candidate for Congress Chris Lee with 39 percent to 29 percent and 32 percent undecided. The poll, which was commissioned by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and EMILY's List, was conducted September 15-17 with a 4.9 percent margin of error. Attached is a polling memo from pollster Cornell Belcher.
"This poll shows that just 42 days before Election Day, Alice Kryzan is in good position to win," said Carrie James, regional press secretary at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "With a weakened economy, Chris Lee's record of moving jobs to China just doesn't sell in Western New York. Alice Kryzan has the independence and integrity to represent Western New York in Congress and this poll shows a clear path to victory."
A 10 point lead has got to be nice for Kryzan. But 32 percent undecided in a Republican district has got to be a concern for her. Of course, she would only need slightly more than a third of the undecideds to win.
Of course, there's the fact that there's still more than a month before the election.
And ... never underestimate the Democratic Party's ability to screw things up.