Good news for GOP in upstate New York

New York’s 21st Congressional District is an open seat that has been held by a Democrat.  The 19th District is held by the GOP, but sees a very well-funded challenger in the person of Sean Eldrige, the gay husband of Facebook billionaire Chris Hughes, a college classmate of Mark Zuckerberg and the new owner of The New Republic.

In both districts, the GOP candidates are holding comfortable leads, per Real Clear Politics:

In The 21st, Elise Stefanik, who has received much attention from Power Line, is comfortably ahead.

Poll

Date

Sample

MoE

Stefanik (R)

Woolf (D)

Spread

Siena*

9/4 - 9/9

591 LV

4.0

46

33

Stefanik +13

In The 19th, Eldrige’s money can’t buy him love:

Poll

Date

Sample

MoE

Gibson (R)

Eldridge (D)

Spread

Siena

9/4 - 9/9

609 LV

4.0

57

33

Gibson +24

 

Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to win re-election handily, but this time by 20 points, not 40, as last time. The GOP is showing great strength in upstate New York.