SHOCK POLL: Ex-GOP Rep Way Ahead of Incumbent

A new poll shows former Rep. Michael Grimm with a 10-point lead over incumbent Rep. Dan Donovan in the Republican primary for New York’s 11th District.

The NY1 and Siena College poll asked if the congressional primary were held today, who would voters support. Grimm received 47 percent of likely voters’ support compared to Donovan’s 37 percent while 16 percent said they did not know or had no opinion.

“I have full faith that the voters of Staten Island and Brooklyn know that I have their back,” Grimm said in a statement.

Despite these positive numbers for Grimm, 46 percent of Republican primary voters said Donovan is more likely to beat a Democratic opponent than Grimm.

Read more at Roll Call.