New poll: Katko and Balter in a dead heat

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The race for the 24th Congressional District seat is a dead heat, according to a new Siena College-Syracuse.com poll.

Incumbent Republican John Katko and Democratic challenger Dana Balter are all square at 45% with just eight days until election day.

The poll, which was conducted Tuesday, Oct. 20 through Thursday, Oct. 22, does have a margin of error plus or minus 4.1%.

The first Siena College poll released on Oct. 4 showed Balter had a narrow lead of 45% to 42% over Katko.

Both candidates will face off in a debate on NewsChannel 9 airing Sunday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. You can watch live here.

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