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. The poll sampled 400 likely Democratic primary voters.
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.
Governor Lincoln Chafee is shrugging off his lower approval ratings. A survey by the Taubman Center at Brown University shows 25 percent of Rhode Islanders approve of the way Chafee is governing. That’s down from 28 percent in October.
Chafee says he isn’t worried. "I just do my job and that’s what I’ve done in my whole career as a councilman, as a mayor, as a senator, in private practice. I’ve won elections. I’ve lost elections but all I care about is doing my job."
A new poll shows less than half the state approves of the job being done by Governor Lincoln Chafee. A Cranston Florist is being sued for discrimination. These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.
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