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TO: Interested Parties

FROM: Global Strategy Group
DATE: October 30, 2017
RE: Nassau County Executive Poll Results
Entering the final days of the race for Nassau County Executive, Democrat Laura Curran leads Republican
Jack Martins by 4 points. She is better known than her GOP rival and maintains strongly positive personal
ratings. Democrats have advantages on key partisan metrics while Martins must contend with the extreme
negativity surrounding the corruption connected to prominent Nassau County Republicans. This
landscape means Curran is well-positioned to build upon her current advantage over Martins as the
campaign approaches Election Day.

KEY SURVEY FINDINGS:
• Curran currently leads Martins: Laura Curran currently leads Jack Martins by 4 points (43% to 39%)
with 17% still undecided.

• Curran is popular and better known that Martins: Curran has a 5 point edge over Martins in name
recognition (47% familiar with Curran; 42% familiar with Martins) and those who recognize her rate
her positively (Curran 33% favorable/14% unfavorable; Martins 29% favorable/13% unfavorable).

• Curran has a friendly political environment headed into the final stretch of the campaign: While
both parties are even on partisan self-identification (43% Democrat/43% Republican), registered
Democrats hold an 8 point lead on the generic ballot for County Executive (43% generic Democrat to
35% generic Republican). President Donald Trump is also unpopular and a liability for a fellow
Republican like Martins (41% favorable/51% unfavorable; 44% very unfavorable).

• Republican corruption in Nassau County is weighing down the Martins campaign: A majority of
voters have unfavorable opinions of Indicted Republican Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano (20%
favorable/56% unfavorable) and the level of negativity is just as great for disgraced Republican former
State Senator Dean Skelos (15% favorable/47% unfavorable).

ABOUT THIS POLL
Global Strategy Group conducted a survey on October 16-19, 2017 with 500 likely 2017 General Election voters in Nassau
County, NY. The results have a margin of error of +/-4.9%, and care has been taken to ensure the geographic and demographic
divisions of the expected electorate are properly represented based on past voter turnout statistics.

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