Politics
7:59 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Newest poll has no surprises

RI Governor Lincoln Chafee
Governor Lincoln Chafee
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Sixty percent of Rhode Islanders support same-sex marriage. That’s according to a new Brown University poll.  26 percent of respondents say they oppose same-sex marriage.

In other findings, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras has the best approval rating in the Brown survey. Almost 64 percent of respondents approve of his job performance.

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras
Providence Mayor Angel Taveras
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State Treasurer Gina Raimondo has a 56 percent approval rating, while just under 26 percent of respondents approve of Governor Lincoln Chafee’s job performance.

RI Treasurer Gina Raimondo
RI Treasurer Gina Raimondo
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The poll is based on a random sample of 593 Rhode Island voters who were interviewed last week. The survey has a four percentage point margin of error.

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