Republican Rep. John Katko continued to hold a double-digit percentage point lead over Democratic challenger Dana Balter, according to a Spectrum News/Syracuse.com/Siena College poll released Sunday in the 24th congressional district.

The poll found Katko, who is seeking a third term, leading Balter 53 percent to 39 percent, a result that was virtually unchanged since August.

The central New York House district has been a reliable battleground district every two years for the last decade, but Katko was the first incumbent to hold the seat in several cycles as it changed hands between both parities.

Katko draws a majority of independents, 53 percent, as well as male voters at 62 percent. The vote is also competitive among women voters, where 46 percent are supportive of Kakto and 48 percent are backing Balter.

He holds a 48 percent to 39 percent favorable rating, down from 53 percent to 36 percent in August.

Balter’s favorability is underwater at 32 percent to 42 percent, the poll found.

Voters in the district are split over President Donald Trump, with 48 percent to 48 percent divide over the approval of the job he’s doing in the White House.

Nearly half of voters polled, 49 percent, want to see Republicans maintain control of the House of Representatives, while 44 percent want it to flip to a Democratic majority.

The poll of 500 likely voters was conducted from Oct. 18 to Oct. 22. It has a margin of error of 4.6 percentage points.

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