Syracuse: Poll – Steve Wells surges to tie Claudia Tenney in GOP primary for Congress

By: Mark Weiner

Published: June 17, 2016

Article Excerpt:

“WASHINGTON, D.C. — Cazenovia businessman Steve Wells has pulled into a statistical tie with state Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney in the Republican primary in the 22nd Congressional District, according to a new poll made public Friday.

Tenney (32 percent) and Wells (31 percent) have distanced themselves from a third candidate, history teacher George Phillips (13 percent) of Endwell, according to the independent poll conducted by Liberty Opinion Research of Buffalo.

The poll found 24 percent of the likely Republican primary voters remain undecided less than two weeks before the June 28 primary to fill the open seat of retiring Rep Richard Hanna, R-Barneveld.

The new poll represents a big change from an internal poll that Tenney made public in April. That early poll showed Tenney (48 percent) with a commanding…”

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