A new poll by the Club for Growth shows Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman leading the New York special election Monday.
The Basswood Research poll has Hoffman at 31 percent, Democrat Bill Owens at 27 percent and Republican Dede Scozzafava at 20 percent. The Club is supporting Hoffman in the race.
Owens has led the last two public polls on the race, with Hoffman third in both at 23 percent, so this poll represents quite a different (or changing) picture of the race. Hoffman has seen his online donations surge over the last couple of weeks and has gained new traction thanks to big-name Republican endorsements.
The Club's past polling has also differed from other pollsters', including when it had the race as a three-way tie early on.
The Club has not released the full details of the poll.