polls http://ripr.org en Political Roundtable: Ferri on Running for LG; RI's Healthcare Exchange; 38 Studios & More http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-ferri-running-lg-ris-healthcare-exchange-38-studios-more <p></p><p>State Representative Frank Ferri (D-Warwick), one of three Democrats running for lieutenant governor, joined Political Roundtable this week discuss his campaign and other issues, including 38 Studios and the Democratic race for governor.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 34733 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Ferri on Running for LG; RI's Healthcare Exchange; 38 Studios & More Brown Poll Shows Raimondo and Taveras Locked In A Virtual Tie http://ripr.org/post/brown-poll-shows-raimondo-and-taveras-locked-virtual-tie <p>The race to pick Rhode Island's next governor is still up for grabs.</p><p><a href="http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2014/04/survey">A new Brown University poll </a>shows Democratic gubernatorial candidates Angel Taveras and Gina Raimondo locked in a virtual dead heat, with Clay Pell lagging behind in the race. The poll (albeit from a tiny sample size of 86 somewhat or very likely GOP voters) shows a similar scenario with Republicans Ken Block and Allan Fung.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:17:30 +0000 Ian Donnis 31834 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Artscape: Designing Better Ballots http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-artscape-designing-better-ballots <p>In Rhode Island a group of design students barely old enough to vote are working on projects that could potentially affect the future of Presidential elections.</p><p>For this month’s Artscape, Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender profiles a class that is trying to tackle the problem of a better ballot.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>On the third floor of a building in downtown Providence, a group of a dozen or so students from the Rhode Island School of Design, also known as RISD are giving their final presentations for a class called VoteLab: Designing for Democracy.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:48:26 +0000 John Bender 29740 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Artscape: Designing Better Ballots WPRI/ProJo Poll Shows a Wide-Open Race for Governor http://ripr.org/post/wpriprojo-poll-shows-wide-open-race-governor <p>The latest <a href="http://blogs.wpri.com/2014/02/12/new-wpriprojo-poll-taveras-31-raimondo-27-pell-15/">WPRI-TV/Providence Journal poll </a>shows Angel Taveras clinging to a small lead among the three major Democratic candidates for governor, although the main takeaway is the wide-open nature of the contest.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:28:25 +0000 Ian Donnis 29029 at http://ripr.org Brown Poll: Providence Voters Bullish on Taveras, Less So on the Economy http://ripr.org/post/brown-poll-providence-voters-bullish-taveras-less-so-economy <p>Providence Mayor Angel Taveras continues to enjoy strong support from Providence voters, but most of them also consider city's economy to be rough shape, according to <a href="http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2013/11/citysurvey">a new Brown University poll</a>.</p><p>The poll shows that 59 percent of respondents think Taveras is doing a good or excellent job, down from 60 percent last year. About 40 percent don't think Taveras is doing a good job.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:13:55 +0000 Ian Donnis 25163 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Cromwell on Judicial Selection; the New Brown Poll + More http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-cromwell-judicial-selection-new-brown-poll-more <p></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 23027 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Cromwell on Judicial Selection; the New Brown Poll + More Brown Poll Shows Raimondo Leading Potential Governor's Race Among http://ripr.org/post/brown-poll-shows-raimondo-leading-potential-governors-race-among <p>A new Brown University poll shows state Treasurer Gina Raimondo leading Providence Mayor Angel Taveras among likely Democratic primary voters. &nbsp;Raimondo and Taveras are expected to square off in a gubernatorial primary next September.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Brown pollsters talked with 433 likely Democratic primary voters. In a two-way matchup, 42 percent of respondents say they&rsquo;d vote for Raimondo, just under 34 percent prefer Taveras, and 24 percent were undecided. That poll has a margin of error of four and a half percentage points.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:00:05 +0000 Ian Donnis 22999 at http://ripr.org Brown Poll Shows Raimondo Leading Taveras Among Likely Democratic Voters http://ripr.org/post/brown-poll-shows-raimondo-leading-taveras-among-likely-democratic-voters <p>With 11 months until Rhode Island&#39;s Democratic gubernatorial primary next September, <a href="http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2013/10/survey">a new Brown University poll </a>shows state Treasurer Gina Raimondo with an eight percentage point lead over Providence Mayor Angel Taveras.</p><p>The survey of 433 likely Democratic primary voters has a 4.5 percentage point margin of error, and it shows Raimondo with 42 percent of the support, Taveras with 33.6 percent, while 24.4 percent of respondents remain undecided.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:46:22 +0000 Ian Donnis 22936 at http://ripr.org New Poll Shows Taveras Edging Out Raimondo In Potential Democratic Primary for Governor http://ripr.org/post/new-poll-shows-taveras-edging-out-raimondo-potential-democratic-primary-governor <p>A new poll commissioned by Angel Taveras’ campaign organization shows Taveras with a significant lead over his expected Democratic primary rival for governor, Gina Raimondo.&nbsp; The poll sampled 400 likely Democratic primary voters.</p><p></p><p>The poll by a Washington DC polling firm shows Taveras with a 19-point lead over Raimondo. According to the poll, 49 percent of the respondents want Taveras to be governor, while 30 percent prefer Raimondo. An additional 21 percent of respondents were undecided. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus five percentage points.</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:24:28 +0000 Ian Donnis 21922 at http://ripr.org New Poll Shows Taveras Edging Out Raimondo In Potential Democratic Primary for Governor Taveras Poll Shows Him Leading Raimondo Among Likely Dem Primary Voters http://ripr.org/post/taveras-poll-shows-him-leading-raimondo-among-likely-dem-primary-voters <p>A poll released by Providence Mayor Angel Taveras' campaign organization shows him leading state Treasurer Gina Raimondo 49 percent to 30 percent in a matchup for governor. The survey of 400 likely Democratic primary voters says an additional 21 percent of the voters are undecided.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:17:13 +0000 Ian Donnis 21880 at http://ripr.org