The 314 Action Fund, which works to elect scientists, doctors, and professionals in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), issued results of a poll on Tuesday showing a tight race between Representative Lee Zeldin and Nancy Goroff, who is on leave from her position as chairwoman of Stony Brook University’s chemistry department.

The poll, conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research on behalf of the 314 Action Fund, shows Mr. Zeldin, the Republican incumbent, leading Ms. Goroff by just one percentage point, 49 to 48, with 2 percent undecided. Its conclusions are based on a telephone survey of 402 likely voters conducted between Oct. 5 and last Thursday by live interviewers and reaching voters on both landlines and cellphones. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

Lance Trover, a spokesman for Mr. Zeldin’s campaign, said on Tuesday that “This is just another garbage poll conducted and funded by Democrats to lure donors into funding a losing campaign being run by a radical professor who has several dangerous anti-police and other far-left positions.” [more]