Siena Poll: Republican Turner Leading Democrat Weprin 50% to 44%
10:48 AM, Sep 9, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
A new poll from the Siena Research Institute shows Republican Bob Turner, who lost to Anthony Weiner in 2010 with 39% of the vote, leading Democrat David Weprin by 6 points and hitting the magic 50%. In Siena's August 10 poll, Weprin was leading Turner 48% to 42%.
Siena asked voters what the most important issue is to them in the race and found the following:
Again, the question simply asked voters their single most important issue, and most voters care about multiple issues. Weprin's outspoken support for gay marriage is a big reason why a prominent Democratic assemblyman in the district endorsed Turner.