Left starting to panic over Weiner seat special election

Thomas Lifson
Polling shows that the special election to replace Anthony Weiner in New York's 9th congressional district could very well yield a GOP victory in the 60% Democratic registration Queens/Brooklyn district.  Steven Shepard and Jessica Taylorof Hotline On Call report: Republican Bob Turner holds a six-point lead in next week's special election to replace disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., according to a new Siena College poll released early Friday that shows voters in the overwhelmingly Democratic district are poised to deliver a stinging rebuke to President Obama and his party. Turner leads Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin in the poll, 50 percent to 44 percent. Six percent of likely voters in the Sept. 13th election are undecided. Discontent with Washington and the president is at the heart of Turner's shocking upset bid. In a district he won by 11 points just three years ago, Obama's favorability rating is now upside down in the...(Read Full Post)

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