A multi-candidate Democratic primary in Manhattan has turned tough in recent weeks due to an advantage made by challenger Suraj Patel, according to a poll conducted by Patel’s campaign.
Democratic primary voters poll The 12th Congressional District of New York found that Reps Carolyn Maloney and Jerry Nadler have 31% support, with 25% support from Patel.
Patel, a lawyer and business ethics lecturer, has been highlighting his better position since early June, when an internal poll showed him with 19% support.
“We have tapped into both a moment and an argument for change, against two incumbents running campaigns who are looking very, very backward – at a time when people have hope at the end of the tunnel. And looking for light,” Patel told HuffPost.
Patel’s progress in his internal poll came after a month of television advertising. He took Maloney and Nadler off the air with their first ad in late June.
The campaign’s poll, conducted by Whitman Insight Strategies, used live phone and text-to-web questions among 300 potential Democratic primary voters. The margin of error was plus or minus 5.65 percentage points.
It is often difficult to vote accurately in the primary. A race set aside from statewide intraparty competitions in late August could be particularly difficult to survey. (a federal judge Essential New York To postpone the Congress primaries by about two months so that the candidates have enough time to campaign in the new districts.)
Voting in New York’s 12th has been accordingly sparse. Maloney leads Nadler by 10 points and Patel gets only 4% support May survey Organized by Emerson College for PIX11.
New York’s 12th primary dominated very public sarcasm Between Nadler and Maloney, both are approaching 30 years in Congress. Nadler has argued that he is more progressive than Maloney, noting his support for the Iran nuclear deal and opposition to the Iraq War.
Maloney has drawn on her career as a leading female elected official to argue that she is best equipped to meet the nation’s challenges following a Supreme Court ruling overturning the federal right to abortion. . she ends it first tv commercial With the words, “You cannot send a man to do a woman’s work.”
Patel, an East Village resident who identifies as a “pragmatically progressive”, has proposed a suite of policies designed to combat inflation that he calls “society in abundance, He also favors a non-interventionist foreign policy that is closer to Nadler than Maloney in orientation, and has Maloney attacked to raise the suspicion of earlier Childhood Vaccination Rules,
However, Patel’s main focus has been to attract voters interested in the leadership of the new generation, particularly those living in parts of Manhattan, which neither Maloney nor Nadler currently represent.
Patel predicted that the election would be a “referendum on their effectiveness as opposed to a message for the future”.
this is patel third consecutive campaign To oust Maloney from power in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
The competition radically changed in April, however, when New York’s top court hit down The redistribution lines of the New York Democrats and the nonpartisan Congress and state Senate were ordered to be delineated. New, court ordered map He emerged in May Patel, Maloney and Nadler, residents of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, were placed in the same district.
Rana Abdelhamid, a left-wing Google employee from Astoria, Queens, later withdrawn From the race, leaving the newcomer Lane to Patel ashmi shethA former bank regulator at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Maloney, Nadler and Patel are scheduled to compete in a televised debate on NY1 at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Early voting begins in New York’s congressional primary elections on August 13. Election day is 23 August.