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.
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