Polling conducted last week in the 22nd Congressional District of New York shows incumbent Claudia Tenney eight points ahead of challenger Anthony Brindisi.

The polling company inc./Woman Trend conducted the survey on behalf of the Citizens United Political Victory Fund on October 12-13.

This poll finds Republican Tenney ahead of Deomcrat Brindisi 50-42%, with 7% undecided. The poll has a margin of error of +/- of 4.9%.

Additional information about the respondents of this poll:

  • 40% of respondents were Republican/ 38% Democrat/ 18% Independent
  • 52% are women
  • 33% are Oneida County residents; 28% are from Broome County
  • 92% were White/Caucasian
  • 33% are 65+ while 28% are 35-54.
  • In 2016, the respondents to this poll supported Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton 55-39%
  • When asked if they approved of the job Donald Trump is doing today, 58% approved vs. 39% who disapproved

Raychel Renna, Tenney's campaign manager issued the following statement:

“Anthony Brindisi is losing to Claudia Tenney by 8 points because his entire campaign is built upon lies.  Brindisi is bankrolled by Nancy Pelosi, he supports Medicare for All, he’s F-rated by the NRA and there is a stink of corruption that follows him due to his deep ties with Andrew Cuomo and Sheldon Silver.  Meanwhile, Claudia Tenney has run a campaign focused on the issues, and the Trump-Tenney record of economic growth compared to the Brindisi-Cuomo record of lost jobs, wasted tax dollars and outrageous public corruption.''

In response, Ellen Foster, campaign manager for the Brindisi campaign issued this statement:

"With the all the corporate donations bankrolling Claudia Tenney's campaign, it makes sense that Citizens United, the group that led the charge to flood our elections with unlimited special interest money, would commission a poll going her way. While she's holding fancy fundraisers, we'll continue to work at the grassroots level making the case to tens of thousands of voters for why Anthony will be an independent voice working for them in Congress."

At the end of August, a Siena Research Institute Poll call the race a 'near dead heat.' Last month, a polling from AARP showed Brindisi 13-points ahead.