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CONTACT: Amy Allen

The Westchester County Association, Inc.
(914) 948-1168
aallen@westchester.org
For Immediate Release

Decision 2010 Poll Shows Dead Heat
Between Nan Hayworth and John Hall
Large Percentage of Undecided Voters and Non-Party
Voters May Swing the Election
WHITE PLAINS, NY (October 8, 2010) The race for the U.S. House of
Representatives 19th District in New York State between incumbent John Hall
(D) (WF) and Dr. Nan Hayworth (R) (C) (I) is a dead heat, according to a RNN-
TV/ Westchester County Association (WCA) Decision 2010 poll conducted by
Iona College.

When asked whom they would vote for in the election, 42% said Hall, 42% said
Hayworth and 16% were undecided. The candidates will go head to head at the
third RNN-TV/WCA Call to Action Decision 2010 Debate to be held 6 PM,
Wednesday, October 13 at 800 Westchester Avenue (Fifth Floor Auditorium),
Rye Brook.

The 19th Congressional District is regarded as one of the key mid-term races in
the U.S. Congress. The district includes northern Westchester and parts of
Dutchess, Orange and Rockland Counties.

The poll, which has a margin of error of plus/minus 3.75%, was commissioned by
RNN-TV in cooperation with the WCA Call to Action Campaign’s Decision 2010.

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John Hall Favorable view 44% Unfavorable view 38% Undecided 18% Nan Hayworth Favorable view 41% Unfavorable view 31% Undecided 28% Jeanne Zaino. federal government has become so ineffective it is time to vote all current officials out of office and elect new people to serve. In addition to candidate preference.S. coordinator of the Iona College poll and a professor of political science at the school. 2 . the respondents were also asked:  Please tell us whether you have a favorable or unfavorable view of each candidate.The poll included over 10. Agree 50% Disagree 40% Not Sure 11% “This poll result identifies a noticeable anti-incumbent sentiment that can play a big factor in this race as well as other regional and national contests.” Zaino added. noted that the large undecided block for Hayworth “demonstrates she may not have strong name recognition yet or the voters are uncertain about her platform.000 calls to registered voters on October 6 and completed about 800 responses to voter preference questions.”  Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The U.

indicating she has some work to do in solidifying her party base. Voters in this district see the economy as the big issue followed by taxes which mirror national sentiment and trends in other regional races. 32% of these non-party voters are undecided about their favorability towards Hayworth. The results: The economy: 50% Taxes: 27% Healthcare: 16% Education: 7%. “Given the statistical dead heat. prefer Hayworth at 42% versus Hall at 36%. 38% Republican and 23% non-party voter. 3 . which account for about 25% of registered voters in this district.  Voters were also asked to rank the issues that are of most concern to them. The breakdown of undecided voters by party is: • 34% Democrat. Other notable findings: • Non-party voters. with 22% of them being undecided. • However. • 55% of non-party voters agree that all members of Congress should be voted out of office while 33% disagree and 12% are undecided.” Zaino stated. • Approximately 25% of Republican voters are undecided about their favorability towards Hayworth. non-party voters may prove instrumental in deciding the election.

The last WCA Call to Action Decision 2010 debate will be: Wednesday. For more information. • Republicans have a higher percentage 33% of their party identifying taxes as a key issue compared to Democrats at about 18%. Iona College is a private. satellite. Rye.offers undergraduate degrees in liberal arts. Iona .5 million households in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area on cable. 6 PM at 800 Westchester Avenue. White Plains. The Westchester County Association is the preeminent business membership organization in Westchester County.) Incumbent Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D) (WF) and challenger Bob Cohen (R) (C) (I). science. Harrison. national and international levels. agencies and organizations. The Princeton Review's Best Northeastern Colleges 2011 edition and Business Week's Top 25 Undergraduate Business Schools in the Northeast . Founded in 1940 by the Congregation of Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of American Catholic higher education. reaching more than 6. Rye Brook 5th Floor Auditorium NY Senate District 37 (includes New Rochelle. Master of Science and master of business administration degrees and numerous post- graduate certificate programs. Executive Editor of the Westchester County Business Journal. Its key objectives are: promoting positive economic development in the region. Ossining and Scarsdale. as well as Master of Arts. over the air and FiOS.currently listed in the top tier of US News and World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges 2011". and providing its members with access and interaction with key public and private sector individuals. fostering business development. 4 . North Castle.org. The debates are broadcast on Richard French Live on RNN-TV at 6 PM and are moderated by RNN-TV’s Richard French III and Caryn McBride. Regional News Network is one of the largest independent television broadcast stations in the county. economic vitality and to providing a strong and clear voice for the interests of businesses on the regional. and business administration. Mamaroneck. visit www. October 20. The Association is committed to business advocacy.CalltoActionCampaign. • 65% of Democrats disagree that all new people should be elected to serve in Congress while 71% Republicans believe we should vote all members of Congress out. New Castle.