(JustPatriots.com)- Governor Kathy Hochul, a Democrat running for re-election in New York, has drawn attention by referring to herself as the “underdog” in the contest.
In August of last year, Hochul was elected as New York’s 57th governor. She will face Rep. Lee Zeldin of the Republican Party in the next November election.
Hochul claimed that she is the “underdog” who has only recently taken the job.
Hochul’s statement aroused questions because she is running in New York, where Democrats outnumber Republicans, and she has raised close to $50 million in the last year.
Hochul stated that she has consistently put forth her best effort for 14 elections. That is how she feels. She struggles in every race because you can’t always control what happens. You can get caught up in a national wave or sentiment.
She said she approaches the situation without assuming that just because people are Democrats, they will vote for her..
According to a survey conducted by Emerson College Polling-Pix11-The Hill, Hochul’s lead over Zeldin is shrinking with less than two weeks until the midterm elections.
The poll, which was released on Friday, found that 50 percent of state’s likely voters supported Hochul, giving her a 6 percent advantage against Zeldin, who received 44 percent of the vote.
4% of voters are still unsure about their choice.
Hochul had a 15% advantage against Zeldin when the survey was taken in September.
Not just Hochul, but several Democratic candidates in the November midterms, are facing uncertain futures. Republican Assemblyman Michael Lawler is a formidable opponent for Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) chair Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.
Furthermore, Hochul is losing the support of influential Democrats. Dov Hikind, a Brooklyn Democrat who spent 35 years as an assemblyman in the New York State Legislature until 2018, stated in an interview with NTD News that he will support Hochul’s Republican opponent.
The New York governor avoided addressing the widespread subway crimes and hate crimes that target the Asian and Jewish communities during a debate between Hochul and Zeldin.
In the lone debate she accepted to, Hochul, the former lieutenant governor of Buffalo who was promoted to governor when Andrew Cuomo resigned amid many scandals last year, downplayed worries about crime and bail reform.
This hurt her tremendously.