The two candidates for Congress in the 21st District are in a dead heat in the final days of the campaign, according to a new Siena College Research Institute poll.
Incumbent Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, faces a challenge from Matt Doheny, a Watertown Republican, for the seat.
The poll of likely voters shows Owens has the support of 44 percent of likely voters and Doheny has the support of 43 percent.
The 21st District includes all of Fulton and Hamilton counties.
In addition, the candidates' campaign spending has been close.
From Jan. 1, 2011, to Oct. 17, Owens has spent just under $1.65 million while receiving a little more than $1.75 million in contributions for his campaign, according to documents filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Doheny has spent a little more than $1.48 million while receiving about $1.88 million in contributions, documents show.