|Rep. Louise Slaughter has a 10 point lead over conservative|
Tea Party darling County Executive Maggie Brooks.
Albany, N.Y.-- Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter leads extreme conservative Tea Partier Republican challenger Maggie Brooks by 10 percentage points in a Siena CollegeResearch Institute poll released today.
Slaughter led Brooks 52 percent to 42 percent, in survey of 634 likely voters conducted Monday through Wednesday of this week. The survey had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.
Slaughter is seeking a 14th term in the House in a new 25th Congressional District wholly contained within Monroe County.
Brooks, the Monroe County executive, led Slaughter by six percentage points in the new portions of the district but trailed by 43 percentage points in the areas currently represented by Slaughter.
Siena pollster Steven Greenberg said, “Brooks has the support of three-quarters of Republicans and an 11-point lead with independents, while Slaughter is supported by 86 percent of Democrats.”
Among women, the survey found Slaughter had a 17 percentage point. The Democratic incumbent also led among men, with with a much smaller 4 percentage point edge.
President Barack Obama was favored over former Gov. Mitt Romney by 53 percent to 39 percent in the district. In the city of Rochester, Obama led Romney by 72 percent to 16 percent.