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Two incumbent Republican reps in tight reelection fights

MID-HUDSON – The campaigns for the 18th and 19th Congressional Districts have turned into real horse races, when looking at two new polls.

In the 18th District, a poll commissioned by the campaign of Democrat Sean Maloney shows if the election was held today, he would receive 44 percent of the likely voters to incumbent Republican Nan Hayworth’s 42 percent.

The poll by Global Strategy Group found that 35 percent of voters rate Hayworth’s performance as positive, while 51 percent rate her performance negatively.

The presidential race in that district is also tight with Barack Obama polling 46 percent to Mitt Romney’s 48 percent.

In the 19th District, a survey conducted by Grove Insight, commissioned by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, found that Democrat Julian Schreibman polled 41 percent of the vote to incumbent Republican Christopher Gibson’s 43 percent. Sixteen percent are undecided.

The poll found that 44 percent are more likely to give Gibson negative reviews while 36 percent give him a positive evaluation.

On the presidential front in the 19th District, 51 percent favor Obama while 44 percent support Romney.