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The poll also found President Obama leading Mitt Romney by 7 points in the district, showing the voters lean Democratic there.

"After voting to essentially end Medicare, which would force seniors to pay $6,400 more a year for care, Chris Gibson is clearly in for the fight of his political life in this competitive district," said Andy Stone, spokesman for House Majority PAC.

The poll of the newly drawn 19th congressional district carries a margin of error of 4.9 percent.

Democrats believe New York provides some of the best opportunities for gains in the House, believing that in addition to Gibson, Republican Reps. Michael Grimm, Nan Hayworth and Ann Marie Buerkle are vulnerable in the fall.

But Republicans have also been aggressive in protecting the seats, with House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerHillicon Valley: Trump hits China with massive tech tariffs | Facebook meets with GOP leaders over bias allegations | Judge sends Manafort to jail ahead of trial | AT&T completes Time Warner purchase Facebook execs to meet with GOP leaders over concerns about anti-conservative bias Boehner: Federal government should not interfere in recreational marijuana decisions MORE (R-Ohio) fundraising for candidates there earlier this month, and conservative outside groups similarly pledging to spend in the race.