- Associated Press - Saturday, November 1, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A new poll shows Republican state Sen. Lee Zeldin surging ahead of incumbent Rep. Tim Bishop in New York’s 1st Congressional District on Long Island.

A Newsday/News 12/Siena College poll (http://nwsdy.li/1tsIUJy ) released Saturday showed Zeldin leads 50 percent to Bishop’s 45 percent. Zeldin had trailed Bishop by 10 points in a poll conducted last month.

The latest poll shows Zeldin getting increasing support from independents and third-party voters.

A Zeldin spokesman told Newsday the new numbers reflects their campaign’s momentum and that voters want stronger leadership.

A spokesman for Bishop said the Democratic congressman has a history of winning close races.

The telephone poll of 670 likely voters was conducted from Oct. 26 to Oct. 29 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.

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Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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