The Pair Had Been Locked In A Dead Heat As Recently As August

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano has established a large lead in the polls over challenger Tom Suozzi.

Fifty-two percent of voters said that they backed Mangano compared to thirty-five percent for Suozzi, according to a Newsday, News 12, and Siena College poll.

The latest numbers are a shift from the dead heat that the candidates were locked in over the summer.

The two men ran against each other for the Nassau County Executive’s seat in 2009.

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