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, September 2006

A statewide survey of 578 likely Rhode Island voters conducted September 16-18, 2006 also finds a majority of voters opposed to amending the state constitution to build a gambling casino in West Warwick.

Darrell M. West

Rhode Island State Survey, June 2006

A statewide survey of 719 Rhode Island voters conducted June 24-26, 2006 also finds Governor Don Carcieri with a 5-percentage point lead over Lt. Governor Charles Fogarty and voters opposed to amending the state constitution to build a gambling casino in West Warwick.

Darrell M. West

Rhode Island State Survey, February 2006

A statewide survey of 785 Rhode Island voters conducted February 4-6, 2006 also finds Governor Don Carcieri with a 11-percentage point lead over Lt.

Darrell M. West

Rhode Island State Survey, September 2005

A statewide survey of 449 Rhode Island voters conducted September 10-11, 2005 finds that U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee leads Cranston Mayor Stephen Laffey in the campaign for the Republican Senatorial nomination, while former Rhode Island Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse is ahead of Secretary of State Matt Brown for the Democratic nomination.  

Darrell M. West

Rhode Island State Survey, June 2005

A statewide survey of 470 Rhode Island voters conducted June 25-27, 2005 finds that former Rhode Island Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse would give incumbent Lincoln Chafee a competitive run in a U.S.

Brett M. Clifton

Rhode Island State Survey, February 2005

A statewide survey of 384 Rhode Island voters conducted February 12-13, 2005 finds Representative James Langevin would lead Senator Lincoln Chafee in a U.S. Senate race, and Governor Don Carcieri leads all challengers.  In sports, one-third of Rhode Islanders expect the Red Sox to repeat as World Series champions; Red Sox fans outnumber Yankees fans six to one; and a majority considers the Patriots a dynasty and expects another Super Bowl victory.

Darrell M. West

Providence City Survey, September 2004

A public opinion survey of 432 adults in Providence indicates that more than two-thirds of city residents are not worried about a terrorist attack harming them or a family member next year.  Twenty-eight percent say they keep emergency supplies on hand, and 41 percent say they try to watch out for people who look or act like terrorists.

Darrell M. West

Rhode Island State Survey, June 2004

A statewide survey of 477 voters conducted June 12-14, 2004 also finds John Kerry with a big lead over President George W. Bush.

Darrell M. West
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