One welcome relief to Metro NYC voters in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is many of the phone bank and robocall operations are on the sidelines due to power issues and the inappropriate nature of pestering people under these circumstances.
Some of those callers are actually pitching in and working upstate races over the phone including here in NY21.
In the aftermath of the Siena poll the other day, a straw poll on the WDT website has Matt Doheny up 62-35 over Rep. Bill Owens. Assuming the Times circulation area is in the western end of the district where Mr.. Owens was thought to be strong, those are interesting numbers.
An on-line poll we were doing here showed Mr. Doheny up by ten. Most important, the chattering class has changed its tune with Mr. Doheny seeing a sudden uptick in contributions and of resumes from those hoping to hop on a winning bandwagon.