from a Redlich campaign press release:
Redlich support growing
Two recent polls show support growing for Governor candidate Warren Redlich. A Rochester poll shows Redlich at 7%, well ahead of other third-party candidates.
A poll by public television program New York Now has Redlich at 14%:
Back in March, a Siena poll had Redlich at 3-4%.
Redlich’s performance in the 10/18 debate was a significant factor in his improved poll numbers. “We were able to bring our ‘Stop Wasting Money’ message to a much wider audience,” Redlich said.
A number of newspapers and other media mentioned Redlich’s debate performance favorably, including the New York Post, Newsday, Daily News, Buffalo News, Auburn Citizen, and the Rochester City Newspaper.
Redlich believes the Rochester poll understates his support: “Our best media coverage has been in other parts of the state, especially in the Albany and Syracuse areas, as well as downstate. Western New York is more difficult because of another candidate’s home-court advantage.”
The results also suggest Redlich will easily clear the 50,000 vote requirement for Libertarian Party ballot status. With an expected 4.5 million total votes, 50,000 votes is approximately 1.2%.
As Redlich put it: “This is no longer about whether we get a ballot line, but rather about how well we will do. Of course winning is a long shot, but as the Paladino campaign continues to flounder, second place is becoming realistic. That would send a real message – People are sick of insider Republicans and Democrats, and they want government to stop wasting our money.”