a href=”http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2009/11/hoffman-leads-big.html”>According to PPP, Doug Hoffman has raced into the lead against Owens, taking 51% to Owens’ 34%The race, however, is not over and there is no guarantee the polling is even halfway accurate. That is not to slight PPP, it just happens to be a crazy race, with a last minute drop out, and lots of weekend polling scores to make up the foundation.But, and this is a bit but, a lot of third party and internal polling does suggest Hoffman has gone into the lead. Likewise, it looks from PPP and other polling that even before Scozzafava dropped out, Hoffman had a big lead among Republican voters. Additionally, of the votes Scozzafava was holding on to, they were loyal Republicans and women.If Hoffman can appeal to women, he should be okay. Scozzafava’s Republican votes will either go to him or stay home.