That strategy appears to have paid off, Hochul came from behind to begin posting leads in several recent polls of the race. A Sienna College poll released Saturday showed Hochul leading Corwin by 4 points among likely voters, 42% to 38%, a sizable shift from late April when Corwin led by a four-point margin.
The TPM Poll Average shows Hochul with 37.5% to Corwin's 35.3% and Davis' 18%.
Rep. Lee, who is married, resigned abruptly earlier this year when it surfaced that he had posted shirtless pictures of himself to Craigslist in an attempt to pick up dates.
The PPP poll was conducted May 21-22 among 1,106 likely voters. It has a margin of error of 2.9%.