A poll released Friday suggests incumbent Chris Collins could fend off a primary challenge if he decides to run for reelection in New York's 27th congressional district.
In a hypothetical primary, the same poll shows state Senator Chris Jacobs, the first to announce his candidacy for the seat, trailing Collins by 20 points.
Jacobs is undeterred and said his campaign is doing well, especially because he only announced he was running a few months ago.
"I think it's very important to hold this district in Republican hands to support President Trump,” he said. “The only way this will flip is if Chris Collins is in the race because he will likely lose in the general election."