Public Opinion Polls

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

Rhode Island State Survey, December 2009

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.

Marion Orr

Providence City Survey, September 2009

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.

Marion Orr

Rhode Island State Survey, May 2009

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.

Marion Orr

Rhode Island State Survey, February 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.

Marion Orr

Rhode Island State Survey, September 2008

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.

Marion Orr

Rhode Island State Survey, August 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.

Marion Orr

Rhode Island State Survey, February 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.

Darrell M. West

Rhode Island State Survey, September 2007

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.

Darrell M. West

Providence City Survey, September 2007

A citywide survey of 491 Providence residents conducted September 29-30, 2007 also finds support for public assistance work requirements.

Darrell M. West

Rhode Island State Survey, January 2007

A statewide survey of 475 registered Rhode Island voters conducted January 27, 2007 also finds Clinton favored over Republican opponents in the general election.

Darrell M. West
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