The CBS4/Boston Globe poll released today has some interesting numbers for the LG race:
Deborah Goldberg, the former chairwoman of the Brookline Board of Selectmen, received 26 percent support in the survey; Tim Murray, the mayor of Worcester, 20 percent; and business consultant Andrea Silbert, 18 percent. Twenty-seven percent are undecided.
But among those who say they will definitely vote, the race tightens. Goldberg and Murray both get 27 percent, and Silbert gets 16 percent. The margin of error for those 300 likely voters in the sample is about 5.5 percent.
I’m a little surprised by this. I know, Goldberg has tons of money. But why isn’t Silbert getting more traction, especially among the generally more left-leaning types who will definitely vote, and who you’d think would be her base? Theories? Is it just that this race is so far below radar that only the real junkies even know who Andrea Silbert is?
UPDATE: Alert blogger Jim Conley at On Brookline noted a slip-up in the Globe poll’s LG questions: they identified Deb Goldberg as “former chairwoman of the Brookline Board of Education,” rather than the Board of Selectmen. Anyone think that might have influenced the results?