No, it has not been good news at all for Doug Hoffman in NY-23. The polls that showed Hoffman picking up huge steam since Scozzafava dropped out (PPP and Siena) were off. It could be that the big numbers of undecideds were scared off by Hoffman's third-party ID at the poll and went with what they knew: the major-party Democrat candidate. Needless to say, after important wins in Virginia and New Jersey, NY-23 has turned out to be a bit of a letdown.
Big shout out to our own Jillian Bandes tonight, who handled a marathon three-hour chat on her lonesome before the software overloaded.