Whoops, there it is! RealClearPolitics is reporting the beginning of a trend for Hoffman, albeit, a trend arising from small conservative polls, but we’ll take it, since there aren’t any other recent polls to go by in New York-23:
Neighborhood Research polled the district for Minuteman PAC, the political arm of the Minuteman Movement, which has endorsed Hoffman and is airing ads on his behalf.
Hoffman leads Democrat Bill Owens by 5 points and GOP nominee Dede Scozzafava by 20 points.
The poll was taken Oct. 25-26 of 366 likely voters.
Meanwhile, Fred Thompson joins Sarah Palin in full-throated support for Hoffman:
Newt, sadly, is still holding out for Scozzafava, lamely trying to make the conservative case for her, on Greta, last night.
Dan Riehl examines MN Governor Pawlenty’s Hoffman endorsement speech, and wonders if the liberal label is adequate for Obama. The Gop rejected the “Democrat Socialist” label for Democrats, earlier this year, but I think they were mistaken. Charles Krauthammer, for one, has been calling Obama a Social Democrat for about a year, now.
That would seem to me to be an acceptable compromise between the more red-baiting “Marxist” and “Socialist” labels being thrown around, (NTTAWWT), and the totally insufficient, “Democrat”.
See Ace for another endorsement for Hoffman, and a report from the Washington Post that the Scozzafava campaign is “imploding”, and it’s now essentially a two man race.
Via Michelle Malkin, Redstate is reporting another big endorsement for Hoffman.
Senator Jim DeMint just sent me the statement below on his support for Doug Hoffman. As one of the real leaders of the conservative movement in this country, DeMint speaks for many of us. I’m delighted he is, as he consistently does, putting principle over party in this case.
See Redstate for statement.
For all the latest in the New York-23 race see Dump Dede.