Poll: Michael Grimm Leads By 10 In New York’s 11th

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) has had a rocky year, but a new poll out Tuesday shows he remains in a strong position to secure re-election in New York’s 11th Congressional District.

According to a new poll from Siena College, Grimm leads Democratic challenger Mark Murphy among likely voters, 48 percent to 38 percent.  Grimm is also viewed favorably by 50 percent of voters in the district, which encompasses Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn.  

The freshman lawmaker’s Staten Island campaign office was vandalized earlier this week, and the FBI has been investigating both the fundraising efforts behind Grimm’s 2010 campaign and a trip that he made to Cyprus in 2011.

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