But opinions of Gibson himself are largely positive -- 43 percent favorable to 28 percent unfavorable -- while nearly two-thirds of the 19th District hasn't formed an opinion or heard of Schreibman, whose campaign recently released a TV ad to start correcting that.
The 19th District poll has some similarities to Siena's poll in New York's 1st District
, released last week. Gibson, like 1st District Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop
, is outperforming his party's presidential nominee and has more than majority support, though the opposing party has targeted the district as a possible pickup opportunity. Schreibman does have more of an opportunity to define himself than Bishop's Republican opponent, Randy Altschuler
, whose image was bruised in a savage 2010 campaign against Bishop.