BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - New numbers were out this weekend, giving us a clearer picture of who the frontrunners are in Tuesday’s primary election. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown will be seeking a third term, and right now his lead in the polls is growing.
A Siena College poll shows that current Democratic Mayor Byron Brown has a 63 to 30 percent lead over Democratic Candidate Bernie Tolbert. The former head of the Buffalo FBI chapter says Brown has underperformed in his tenure as mayor.
Tolbert said, “how to solve the problem of poverty in Buffalo, to this day that task force has done absolutely zero.”
The poll data disagrees with Tolbert, finding that 78 percent of voters believe Buffalo is on the right back. Governor Andrew Cuomo has also endorsed Brown. Republican mayoral candidate Sergio Rodriguez will face Tuesday’s winner in the general election, on November 5th.
Another contest that’s making some noise is the race to be the next Erie County Sheriff. Democratic candidates Bert Dunn and Richard Dobson are vying to be the county’s next top enforcer, hoping to unseat Republican Incumbent Sheriff Timothy Howard.
Howard has made state and national news in the past months, after his refusal to enforce Governor Cuomo’s Safe Act gun legislation.
News 4 will be tracking the poll results as they come in Tuesday night.
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