Numbers show that Tom Reed has high name recognition, low approval rating
PENN YAN—Democratic Congressional Nominee Tracy Mitrano (NY-13) has released internal polling numbers which suggest that voters in New York’s 23rd District know who their Congressman is—they just don’t like him. 81 percent of those surveyed indicated that they had heard “a lot” or “some” about Representative Tom Reed, while only 20 percent said that their feelings toward Reed were “very favorable.”
Reed’s favorability was particularly low among women, with 46 percent of women surveyed indicating that their feelings toward the Congressman were either “somewhat” or “very unfavorable.” Only 12 percent of those polled indicated that they considered Reed’s performance as a Congressman to be “excellent,” while 28 percent of voters—and one third of women—considered his performance to be “poor.”
The poll showed far better favorability numbers for Mitrano, who is challenging Reed for his seat this fall. While fewer people in the district know Mitrano, her net favorability among those who knew her was +12:11 points higher than Tom Reed’s.
“These numbers underscore what I’ve been hearing from voters throughout this district: Tom Reed cannot be trusted,” Mitrano said. “These numbers clearly show that people are yearning for change—for someone who will be working for them and not corporate special interests.”
The poll was conducted by Change Research on behalf of the Tracy Mitrano for Congress Campaign and included a sample size of 354 registered voters living in the 23rd Congressional District. The firm employed a proprietary Bias Correct approach in order to generate a representative sample.