Spitzer makes Democratic inroads in Republican areas
from the NY Times
Five weeks before the election, about 8 in 10 voters said that they had no opinion of Mr. Spitzer’s Republican rival, John Faso. Mr. Spitzer, a Democrat, is supported by a majority of those surveyed not only in the Democratic-dominated city, but also in its more heavily Republican suburbs and in upstate areas.
The poll showed that after nearly 12 years of Republican leadership under Gov. George E. Pataki, voters in both parties said they were ready to vote for a Democrat. Thirty-five percent of the Republicans surveyed said they planned to vote for Mr. Spitzer, compared with 45 percent for Mr. Faso.
On Iraq, 54 percent of those surveyed said that the United States should have stayed out of Iraq, and 61 percent said that the Senate candidates’ positions on Iraq would be one of the top three issues they would consider.
This is a dream year for the Democratic ticket in New York. Chances are those voters crossing party lines to vote for Spitzer or even *gasp* Clinton are going to have less inhibitions to then vote for a Democrat in a Congressional or State level race.