Poll: GOP On Track To Upset Dems In N.Y. Special Election

Democrats may suffer an unlikely blow in next week’s New York special election to replace disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), according to a recent poll released by Siena College. 

Republican candidate Bob Turner holds a six-point lead over his Democratic counterpart David Weprin, according to the poll. The Queens-and-Brooklyn district has historically been carried by Democrats, but Turner has held his own and has even overcome a six-point disadvantage based on a pool conducted just four weeks ago. 

The poll was conducted between Sept. 6-8 and included 886 likely voters. There is a margin of error of +/- 3.3 percent.

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LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – October 20, 2014

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The U.S. transports Kurdish weapons to Kobani, disturbing reports of sexual violence in South Sudan and a very dirty Beijing Marathon.

Rubio Plans To Pursue Travel Ban Legislation

Rubio plans to introduce the new legislation in November when the Senate returns to session.

Perez Avoids Avoids Attorney General Questions

Perez tried to steer the focus of inquiries back on his current job as the Secretary of Labor.