Republican Bob Turner holds a 6-point lead
over Democrat rival David Weprin, 50-44, in the race to replace Anthony Weiner in New York's 9th congressional district, as the campaign heads into its final days ahead of the special election on Tuesday, September 13.
The lead is significant, outside the poll's 3-point margin of error
, and suggests that Turner heads into Tuesday's contest as the slim favorite.
Turner has surged 12 points in the past several weeks to overtake his rival, amidst a flurry of endorsements from Democrats, including former New York City mayor Ed Koch. President Barack Obama's poor treatment of Israel and his failing economic policies are key factors in the race.
The poll follows news
of Democratic disarray, as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee scrapped an expensive television ad showing a corporate jet flying low over New York City, just a few days before the tenth anniversary of 9/11.
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