Following up on the release of parts of an internal poll earlier this week, Noam Bramson’s campaign for Westchester county executive released more of the poll in an effort to show that the head-to-head results were not influenced by questions intended to favor Bramson.
The poll found that incumbent County Executive Rob Astorino would get 47 percent of the vote if the election were held the day the poll was taken and Bramson would get 43 percent, within the margin of error. The questions asked before ‘who would you vote for’ were favorable/unfavorable questions about Bramson, Astorino, the Tea Party, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and the Republican Party, in random order, according to Barry Caro, a spokesman for the Bramson campaign.
With 54 to 28 percent favorability ratings, the poll shows Astorino has secured his base, but most of the remaining undecideds are Democrats, Caro said.
“Rob’s personal approval ratings are fine, but he is increasingly being seen as a nice guy who is fundamentally out of step with Westchester values,” Caro said.