About a week after ahead of his Republican opponent, Randy Altschuler, the St. James businessman's campaign released results of another poll conducted Sunday that showed him with an edge over Bishop.
A survey of 1,000 likely voters in the First Congressional District conducted by Pulse Opinion Research found that 47 percent of those polled would favor Altschuler, while 43 percent would vote for Bishop, or Southampton.
. This time around Altschuler , a coup his campaign called a "game changer" when announced in March.
The poll showed that among those surveyed, 38 percent of individuals identified themselves as Republican, and 31 percent each identified themselves as either Democrat or "other."
Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney fared much better than Altschuler, gaining the support of 54 percent of those polled, while 40 percent said they would re-elect President Barack Obama.
Pulse cited a margin of error of 3 percent, with a 95 percent level of confidence.