Balter maintains lead in NY-24 race despite barrage of false, negative ads
Syracuse, NY – Today, Dana Balter’s campaign released a memo detailing the results of a new poll showing Balter’s narrow lead in the race for New York’s 24th congressional district. In a head-to-head matchup, Balter now has a 2-point lead over Congressman John Katko, garnering 48 percent of the vote to Katko’s 46 percent.
The release of the poll comes just days after Vice President Joe Biden made Dana Balter his first official congressional endorsement and refuted John Katko’s false advertising. The poll shows that Joe Biden holds a commanding lead over President Trump. In a district Hillary Clinton won by 4 points and Barack Obama won by 16 points in 2008, Biden now leads Trump by 12 points (52% – 40%).
“Despite weeks of negative and dishonest advertising from John Katko and his allies, our campaign has momentum and this poll confirms it,” said Dana Balter, Democratic nominee for Congress. “Voters in New York 24 want an honest representative who will protect their healthcare, work to get them the COVID relief they deserve, and stand up to Donald Trump’s blatant attempts at voter suppression. During this economic and health crisis, John Katko has let them down, and they are ready to replace him with someone who will actually fight for them.”
Dana is a lifelong educator, receiving her first paycheck at the age of twelve for teaching at Sunday school. Early in her career, she was a teacher and director of education at a disability services nonprofit and recently taught at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. Dana Balter was the 2018 Democratic nominee for Congress in NY-24, where her campaign smashed fundraising records and came closer than any Democrat ever has to defeating John Katko.
Source of information Dana Balter Campaign