Doherty, Loughlin beat Cicilline in new WPRI 12 pollMay 19th, 2011 at 5:46 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes
Cicilline would lose to his two potential Republican challengers – Brendan Doherty and John Loughlin – by double-digits if the 1st Congressional District election were held today, according to the new WPRI 12 poll being released on air right now.
The survey of 300 registered voters by Fleming & Associates was conducted May 13-15 and has a 5.7% margin of error. Here are the head-to-head matchups:
- Loughlin: 47%
- Cicilline: 35%
- undecided: 17%
- Doherty: 46%
- Cicilline: 33%
- undecided: 20%
We also got favorability ratings – as opposed to job performance ratings – for each of the three. “I’ve seen surveys where people had very high favorability ratings and very low job ratings – they like them as a person but they don’t necessarily like the job they’re doing,” our analyst Joe Fleming said.
Here’s how those broke down:
- Cicilline: 33% positive / 57% negative / 10% don’t know
- Loughlin: 38% positive / 16% negative / 46% don’t know
- Doherty: 43% positive / 5% negative / 52% don’t know
Tim White and I have much more – including reactions from Cicilline, Doherty and Loughlin’s spokesman – in our complete story on WPRI.com.
At 10 p.m. on Fox Providence and 11 p.m. on WPRI 12, we’ll have more results from the poll – this time testing how Cicilline’s standing in the 1st District compares with Sheldon Whitehouse’s and Barack Obama’s. You can look through complete poll results here. (No Nightcap tonight.)