Newsday / News 12 / Siena College Suffolk County Executive Poll:
Steve Bellone Enjoys 61-28% Lead over Little Known Republican Challenger James O’Connor
Voters Say Controlling Property Taxes Most Important Issue; See Bellone as Better on all Financial Issues, Jobs, Keeping Young People in Suffolk & Protecting Drinking Water Quality
All Groups of Likely Voters Have Favorable Opinion of Bellone; Majority says County Headed on Right Track
This Newsday/News 12/ Siena College Suffolk County Executive survey was conducted September 24-30, 2015 by telephone calls in English to 400 registered and likely voters. The results have a margin of error of +/- 5.0 percentage points including the design effects resulting from weighting. Sampling was conducted via a stratified dual frame (land and cell) probability sample provided by Survey Sampling International. A likely voter screen was applied to initial respondents from this dual frame sample that was statistically adjusted to reflect party registration, gender and age. The Siena College Research Institute, directed by Donald Levy, Ph.D., conducts political, economic, social and cultural research primarily in NYS. SRI, an independent, non-partisan research institute, subscribes to the American Association of Public Opinion Research Code of Professional Ethics and Practices. For more information, please call Don Levy at 518-783-2901. Survey cross-tabulations and frequencies can be found at: www.Siena.edu/SRI/SNY.