Public Opinion Polls

The Taubman Center conducts quarterly public opinion surveys of Rhode Island voters on a wide variety of topics.

State and National Public Survey, June 1995

June 18-21, 1995
N=426 Registered Voters
Margin of Error: +/- 5 %

Would you say that over the past year, Rhode Island's economy has gotten better, stayed about the same, or gotten worse? 9% gotten better, 43% stayed about the same, 45% gotten worse, 3% don't know or no answer

What about the next 12 months or so? Do you expect the Rhode Island economy to get better, stay about the same, or get worse? 16% get better, 46% stay the same, 32% get worse, 6% don't know or no answer

Darrell M. West, Thomas J. Anton, and Jack Combs

State and National Public Survey, February 1995

February 21-25, 1995
N=422 Registered Voters
Margin of Error: +/- 5 %

Would you say that over the past year, Rhode Island's economy has gotten better, stayed about the same, or gotten worse?

19% gotten better, 44% stayed about the same, 35% gotten worse, 2% don't know or no answer

What about the next 12 months or so? Do you expect the Rhode Island economy to get better, stay about the same, or get worse? 28% get better, 43% stay the same, 23% get worse, 6% don't know or no answer

Darrell M. West, Thomas J. Anton, and Jack Combs

State and National Public Survey, September 1994

September 20-24, 1994
General Election N=527 Likely Voters
Margin of Error: +/- 4 %

If the election for U.S. Senate were being held right now and the candidates were Republican John Chafee and Democrat Linda Kushner, would you vote for: 55% Chafee, 24% Kushner, 21% don't know or no answer

Darrell M. West, Thomas J. Anton, and Jack Combs

State and National Public Survey, July 1994

July 10-14, 1994
General Election N=602 Likely Voters
Margin of Error: +/- 4 %
Democratic Primary N = 341 Likely Voters
Margin of Error: +/- 5 %

If the election for U.S. Senate were being held right now and the candidates were Republican John Chafee, Democrat Linda Kushner, and Independent Gregory Raposa, would you vote for: 56% Chafee, 14% Kushner, 2% Raposa, 28% don't know or no answer

Darrell M. West, Thomas J. Anton, and Jack Combs

State and National Public Survey, April 1994

Survey of state, city or town, or school workers
April 9-18, 1994
N=304
Margin of error: +/- 6 %

Are you currently employed by: 36% the state of Rhode Island, 32% a city or town in Rhode Island, or 32% a school district in Rhode Island?

How long have you been employed by the state, city, or school district? 12% 1 year or less, 25% 2 to 5 years, 23% 6 to 10 years, 8% 11 to 15 years, 10% 16 to 20 years, 21% more than 20 years, 1% don't know or no answer

Darrell M. West, Thomas J. Anton, and Jack Combs

State and National Public Survey, February 1994

Februrary 6-9, 1994 Survey
N=489 Registered Voters
Margin of Error: +/- 5%

If the November elections were being held right now and the candidates for U.S. Senate were Democrat Linda Kushner and Republican John Chafee, would you vote for: 23% Kushner, 49% Chafee, 28% don't know or no answer

Darrell M. West, Thomas J. Anton, and Jack Combs

State and National Public Surveys, 1984-93

Darrell M. West, Thomas J. Anton, and Jack Combs, Public Opinion in Rhode Island, 1984-1993, Providence: Brown University Center for Public Policy, 1994. The results of all the Brown University surveys from 1984 to 1993.

Darrell M. West, Thomas J. Anton, and Jack Combs
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