A recent statewide public opinion survey conducted by the Taubman Center at Brown University finds strong support for the recently enacted pension reform bill introduced by Gov. Lincoln Chafee and State Treasurer Gina Raimondo. While Raimondo’s approval rating has risen sharply, Chafee’s approval numbers have dipped.
Public Opinion Polls
March 7, 2011
The first wave of a multistate survey on immigration issues found that Rhode Islanders are split on Arizona-style immigration laws but have a consensus when it comes to educating immigrant children. The survey was conducted in conjunction with the Taubman Center’s “Immigrants and Immigration in the 21st Century” symposium, scheduled for Saturday, March 12, at Brown University.
March 24, 2011
A new survey of Rhode Island voters gauges public opinion on Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s new tax proposals, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras’s plan to close some public schools, collective bargaining rights, and job performances of federal, state, and local officials.
Democratic State Treasurer Frank Caprio appears to be leading Independent candidate Lincoln Chafee in the race for Rhode Island 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 campaigns.
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.
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.