Independent candidate Lincoln Chafee and Democratic State Treasurer Frank Caprio are neck-and-neck in Rhode Island’s race for governor, with about one third of registered voters still undecided. Providence Mayor David Cicilline and U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin have substantial leads in their 1st and 2nd Congressional District Democratic primary campaigns.
Public Opinion Polls
Rhode Island voters have minimal confidence that elected state leaders will make decisions to put the state on the right track, according to a recent public opinion survey done at Brown University. The state’s economy is “not so good” or “poor” by 94 percent of respondents; 93 percent described the national economy in the same terms. The survey of 605 registered Rhode Island voters was conducted Feb. 9–12, 2010.
A new Brown University poll finds moderate support among Rhode Island voters on the issues of health care reform and the war in Afghanistan. A large majority of respondents describes the nation and state's economy as poor. The survey, conducted Dec. 4-6, 2009, is based on a sample of 442 registered voters in Rhode Island.
An overwhelming majority of respondents to a new citywide survey believes the Providence economy is not faring well, and more than half say their families are worse off financially than they were one year ago. Most people polled are generally satisfied with city services. The survey, conducted Sept. 16-19, 2009, is based on a sample of 480 registered voters in Providence, R.I.
Most Rhode Islanders would support a law legalizing same-sex marriage according to a new Brown University survey of registered Rhode Island voters. The poll was conducted May 18-20, 2009.
The $787-billion economic stimulus bill, set to be signed into law today by President Barack Obama, is favored by most Rhode Island voters, but most are concerned with the speed of its impact on the economy, according to a new Brown University survey of registered Rhode Island voters. The poll was conducted Feb. 7-10, 2009.
A new Brown University survey of registered Rhode Island voters shows Sen. Barack Obama leading Sen. John McCain by 13 percentage points in the U.S. presidential race — down 7 points from last month. The poll was conducted Sept. 15-16, 2008.
Sen. Barack Obama leads Sen. John McCain by 20 percentage points in the U.S. presidential race, according to a new Brown University survey of registered Rhode Island voters. The survey also found that nearly 80 percent of respondents believe both the nation and the state are heading on the wrong track. The poll was conducted August 18-20, 2008.
A statewide survey of 739 registered Rhode Island voters conducted February 9-10, 2008 also finds opposition to raising the state’s general income or sales taxes and support for two-year time limits on welfare.
A statewide survey of 571 registered Rhode Island voters conducted September 8-9, 2007 also finds a drop in the approval rating of Governor Don Carcieri and only 31 percent believing the state is headed in the right direction.