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New York’s key role in Congressional battle amid Biden’s sinking popularity

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New York is set to play a crucial role in determining control of Congress this fall, with about six House seats up for grabs, most currently held by Republicans. However, President Joe Biden’s declining popularity in the state has raised concerns about its impact on Democrats’ chances of reclaiming the House majority.

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A recent Siena College poll showed Biden, who won New York by 23 points in 2020, now leading Donald Trump by just 10 points among registered voters. Republicans like Rep. Mike Lawler and Rep. Marc Molinaro criticized Biden’s administration, citing a lack of benefits for upstate New York and openly endorsing Trump’s presidential bid.

Democratic candidates are focusing on key issues and contrasts to counter Biden’s drag on their campaigns. Laura Gillen emphasized voter turnout and holding her opponent accountable, while Rep. Pat Ryan highlighted the choice between an optimistic future and division. Despite the challenging landscape, Democrats remain hopeful about their chances in November.