Republicans on Thursday are trumpeting a poll from the SMART Transportation Division and the AFL-CIO’s Transportation Trades Department that found GOP Rep. Chris Gibson leading Democratic challenger Sean Eldridge by 27 percentage points.

The survey, ostensibly conducted to gauge voters in the 19th congressional district on attitudes toward transportation, found 56 percent would vote to re-elect Gibson this November, with 29 percent backing Eldridge.

Gibson, meanwhile, has 86 percent name identification with voters and a favorable-unfavorable rating of 48 percent to 16 percent.

Eldridge, meanwhile, has a 55 percent name identification and a 10 percent to 8 percent favorable-unfavorable rating.

“Sean Eldridge’s candidacy has been a disaster of epic proportions,” said NRCC spokesman Ian Prior. “Eldridge has shown himself to be an over-ambitious, out-of-touch hypocrite whose ultra-liberal policies would drastically raise the cost of living and make life harder for middle class Hudson Valley Families that don’t have a $700 million bank account like Eldridge does.”

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