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Poll: Do big political lawn signs with big political heads make a difference?

Henri Martin and Whit Betts

Henri Martin and Whit Betts

Over the last few election cycles, Bristol Republicans mostly use big yard signs with big head shots on them. They also used billboard advertising and large signs placed in high traffic areas.

In 2014, State Representative Cara Pavalock used very large signs displaying an all most full body image with her hands crossed conveying a message to voters she meant business. That tactic worked, she won. Her now husband Tony D’Amato and first term City Councilperson did the same and received the second highest votes below Councilperson Calvin Brown (D) who received the highest votes in Bristol for his first and second term.

Bristol Democrats however seem to go with the standard yard signs with the candidates name and a call to action. Currently elected Democrats are the minority in Bristol when you include both City and State positions.

Laura Bartok and Mike Nicastro

Laura Bartok and Mike Nicastro

Last year POLITICO published an article saying lawn signs can swing an election bases on a study.

The report says “All those political yard signs littering neighborhoods at election time may not be accomplishing that much, a new study found — though perhaps enough to swing a close election.”

Does this apply to Bristol voters? Do big political heads make a difference?

Cast your vote and start the conversation on social media.

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