Spectrum News / Syracuse.com / Siena College Syracuse Mayoral Poll:
It’s a Squeaker: Ben Walsh, 36%; Perez Williams, 34%
Walsh Viewed Favorably by Two-Thirds; Perez Williams by Half
Lavine, Nicoletti & Hawkins All in Single Digits
This special Spectrum News/Syracuse.com/Siena College Poll was conducted October 29 – November 1, 2017 by telephone calls conducted in English to 620 City of Syracuse likely voters. Calls were made to a stratified weighted sample of voters from the L-2 Voter file via both land and cell phones. The poll has a margin of error of + /- 4.3 percentage points including the design effects resulting from weighting. A likely-to-vote probability was computed for each respondent based both upon their historic voting record and their responses to a five question likely-to-vote screen. This probability to vote score was applied as a weight along with a weight that considered age, gender, race and 2013 voter turnout by party. The Siena College Research Institute, directed by Donald Levy, Ph.D., conducts political, economic, social and cultural research primarily in NYS. SCRI, an independent, non-partisan research institute, subscribes to the American Association of Public Opinion Research Code of Professional Ethics and Practices. For more information, call Steve Greenberg at (518) 469-9858. For survey cross-tabs: www.Siena.edu/SCRI .