Tuesday serves as an important date for Conservatives and the GOP including the Bill Owens, Doug Hoffman, New York congressional race contest. See the winner here first as we live blog the election results. We will have any exit polls available as we piece together what we know to declare the NY-23 winner from the Right Pundits election desk 2009.

This is the first time where we can really gauge the public’s mood and determine whether there has really been a hard swing to the left in the wake of the Obama election or if the country remains skeptical of where Obama has taken us.

Many of you have followed the story of Bill Owens and Doug Hoffman, who are the nominees for the special Congressional election in NY District 23. What makes this especially interesting for Conservatives is that the original Republican nominee was Dede Scozzafava, who was no Republican at all really. She was actually farther left then the Democrat candidate. However, thanks to insider politics and having friends in high places, Scozzafava got the nomination over Doug Hoffman, who was the real conservative. So, Hoffman ran on the Conservative party. Even after the GOP spent a reported $900,000 to support Scozzafava the liberal Republican, Hoffman still led the polls amongst the GOP and eventually forced Scozzafava out of the race on Sunday, and then she promptly turned around and endorsed the Democrat (yeah, she’s a Republican).

The latest poll done by Siena shows Hoffman with a 41-36 lead in the polls, but the undecideds are up to 18%. So, you can assume that the undecideds will make or break each candidate. What is particulaly funny from this poll is that the Scozzafava endorsement of Owens seems to have actually helped Hoffman:

On the eve of Election Day, Conservative Doug Hoffman has opened up a five point lead over Democrat Bill Owens in the race for the 23rd Congressional District. Republican Assembly member Dede Scozzafava still gets six percent support, but since her decision to suspend her campaign and support Owens, the number of undecided voters has doubled from nine percent to 18 percent, according to a new Siena (College) Research Institute poll of likely voters.

”Hoffman continues to demonstrate momentum, picking up six points since Scozzafava pulled out,” said Siena pollster Steven Greenberg. “It appears, however, that the majority of Scozzafava’s supporters have gone to neither Hoffman nor Owens, but rather into the undecided column, which has doubled since Scozzafava ended her candidacy.”

So, the race is going to be tough to call, but we’ll be watching it closely on election night. I welcome all to join us for a live blogging event, where we’ll be sure to keep the updates coming and the jokes rolling as we follow the Bill Owens, Doug Hoffman, New York congressional race contest. We’ll start the live coverage at about 7:00 EST, with updates from exit polling throughout the day as soon as it is available.