Lazio and Paladino in "virtual dead heat"

carl paladinoRick Lazio and Carl Paladino are in "a virtual dead heat" for tomorrow's Republican primary for governor, according to a Siena poll of likely primary voters out this past weekend. Lazio leads Paladino 43-42 -- but that's within the 4 point margin of error.

The Siena poll reports that support for the two candidates is skewed geographically. Lazio, who's from Long Island, has a 55-30 lead among downstate Republicans. And Paladino, who's from Buffalo, leads 53-32 percent among upstate Republicans.

Paladino has picked up a lot of ground with Republican voters over the last month. A mid-August Siena poll had Lazio leading 43-30 among Republicans (they both were way behind in hypothetical matchups with Andrew Cuomo). It seems Paladino's angry-guy-taking-a-baseball-bat-to-the-establishment message is resonating with some people. Or maybe it's the campaign mailers that smell like garbage. [NYT] [NYT]

Paladino was in the Capital Region Sunday. He accepted separate endorsements from the Tea Party and Troy mayor Harry Tutunjian. [WTEN] [Troy Record]

Earlier on AOA:
+ Who is Carl Paladino?
+ Carl Paladino is one of those people who won't stop forwarding crap

image via Paladino campaign

Comments

If Palladino wins it's going to be interesting to see what happens. He's worked very hard to get the votes of the bigot demographic by making the "terrorist victory mosque" the centerpiece of his campaign. If he intends to have even a slight chance in November he's going to have to lay off on that some but at the same time not alienate the bigots.

After I read something about Paladino, I always feel like I should take a shower......

They both creep me out so much.

This is fun to watch like pro wrestling, knowing neither will make it onto the Olympic podium.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

What's up in the Neighborhood

Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Phelps Mountain in the snow, ice on the lake, donating children's... (more)

"I'd rather have cities doing the right thing badly (at first), than continuing to do the wrong thing better."

This is an interesting way of looking at how cities attempt to change, what former Vancouver chief city planner Brent Toderian calls the learning curve... (more)

The New York State Writers Institute is getting two large gifts for its future

The New York State Writers Institute announced this week that it's received two large financial contributions from UAlbany alumni that will allow it to continue... (more)

Morning Blend

Pedestrian killed in Colonie A 61-year-old woman was struck and killed by a car on Tuesday night at the intersection of Swatling Road and Route... (more)

A few of the 700some stories about the street names of Albany

There are 785 streets in the city of Albany. And Erik Schlimmer has figured out the backstory for the name of almost every one of... (more)

Recent Comments

I just learned about the Woman's Club of Albany yesterday, during the Holiday House tour. It's a really large space that is chock full of character, and they rent it out for parties of the type Maureen is interested in.

Where to buy firewood?

...has 4 comments, most recently from Andrew Gregory

Bike share grew in both use and reach this year -- here's what CDTA's thinking about for next year

...has 9 comments, most recently from Martin Daley

Walk/don't walk

...has 6 comments, most recently from Rebecca

A big chunk of downtown Albany was just sold, and there are some big plans for the buildings

...has 9 comments, most recently from Dan

A miniature Albany

...has 8 comments, most recently from Beverly Huba McCasland