A poll conducted by a "respected Democratic firm" has incumbent Rep. Tim Bishop well ahead of Republican challenger Randy Altschuler more than three months before the two head into the ring for a rematch of their 2010 race, according to Roll Call.
The poll, put out by Garin Hart Yang, surveyed just over 400 likely voters in the upcoming election, and found that 56 percent of them would vote for Bishop, D-Southampton, while 32 percent would vote for Altschuler, R-St. James. Twelve percent of those surveyed were undecided.
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Last week's poll also found that President Barack Obama would defeat Republican challenger Mitt Romney, 49 percent to 44 percent. Though the margin of error in the poll, conducted on July 17 and 18, was cited at 4.9 percent.
On its website, Garin Hart Young describes itself as "one of the most respected and successful political polling firms in the country for Democratic candidates."