Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks cut in half Rep. Louise Slaughter’s once 10 percentage-point lead, a Siena College poll released today said.
Slaughter’s lead was 49 percent to 44 percent, according to the poll commissioned by Rochester media outlets: the Democrat and Chronicle, WHAM-TV (Channel 13), WXXI Public Broadcasting and WDKX-FM as part of its annual Voice of the Voter collaboration.
A Siena poll last month had Slaughter with a 52 percent to 42 percent lead.
Slaughter, the Democrat first elected in 1986, is seeking re-election against Brooks, a Republican who was first elected county executive in 2003 and is the only three-term executive in the county’s history.
Both candidates, as well as their parties, have spent heavily in the race. Election Day is Nov. 6.
The most recent poll was conducted Oct. 7-11 to nearly 800 voters. It had a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.