Some in the media are beginning to ponder if SAFE will be a factor in the elections.
From the Legislative Gazette, “Will SAFE Act Abe a factor in Senate elections?”
“Several upstate Senate elections are being heavily influenced by candidates’ positions on the SAFE Act, according to political experts … according to Grant Reeher, director of the Alan K. Campbell Public Affairs Institute at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, upstate residents who oppose the SAFE Act are far more politically invigorated than those that support it, which could be a factor on Nov. 4. “I think it’s one of those things where the passion is more on the negative side,” said Reeher, who noted the Siena poll does not reflect how many SAFE Act opponents will be motivated to go to the polls with this issue on their minds. “There will be a group of dedicated outdoors persons and shooting enthusiasts…they’re going to come in and vote on [the basis of] this law.” …”
From the Times-Union, “Will SAFE Act affect DA races?”
“Republicans believe opposition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s SAFE Act could increase voter turnout and make local Democratic candidates for district attorney vulnerable in November … “I hear it all the time out campaigning door to door, and it’s really not a party issue — it’s across the board,” said Joel Abelove, a Republican and attorney who is running for Rensselaer County district attorney … “They feel like their rights are being infringed upon,” Abelove said …”
It’s great the issue is getting some attention, better late than never, but they need to stop citing Siena polls. Everybody knows they have a hard left bias.