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Poll: Erie county executive race within margin of error

Republican incumbent Chris Collins and Democratic challenger Mark C. Poloncarz are locked in a razor thin battle for county executive this fall, according to a new Siena College Research Institute poll commissioned by The Buffalo News and WGRZ-TV Channel 2.

The survey shows Collins leading 49 to 46 percent, which is within the margin of error of 3.4 percent and is considered a statistical tie. The results, which the Siena pollsters labeled "surprising" given Collins' advantages in finances and incumbency, are almost certain to shake up a so far sleepy contest as Poloncarz demonstrates a new viability.

* Read more about the poll here

* View a detailed breakdown of question-by-question results from the poll

* News Staff Reporter Denise Jewell Gee profiles Republican Chris Collins

* News Staff Reporter Charity Vogel profiles Mark Poloncarz

--Robert J. McCarthy

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Robert J. McCarthy

Robert J. McCarthy

A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.

rmccarthy@buffnews.com


Tom Precious

Tom Precious

Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.

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Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri is an Amherst native and has covered politics and government in upstate New York since 2003. She joined The Buffalo News in 2012 and covers City Hall.

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Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.

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