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Poll confirms low approval ratings for Chafee
Posted: 2/28/2012 8:46:20 AM
Updated: 2/28/2012 9:40:50 AM
A second poll has confirmed what a Brown University Poll revealed last week: Governor Chafee is unpopular among voters. A WPRI-TV poll, that surveyed 500 people, found that only 21% of people give Chafee a positive review and 75% grade him negatively. 48% of voters rate his performance as poor.
According to the poll even unions are turning their backs on the governor with 80% of union households rating him negatively. Democrats are the most favorable toward Chafee with 31% giving him positive ratings.
Meanwhile, General Treasurer Gina Raimondo has come out on top again, receiving a positive view from 56% of voters while only 25% rate her negatively and 19% say they dont know. 48% of union households rated Raimondo positively.
Sheldon Whitehouse has a major advantage over Republican Challenger Barry Hinckley according to the poll. Hinckley pulls in 28% whereas Whitehouse pulls in 50% and 20% of voters say they are unsure.
Whitehouse has a 38% positive rating whereas 53% of people rank him negatively. President Obama has a 43% approval rating in Rhode Island with 55% rating the president negatively.
Dee DeQuattro | WPRO News
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