1st District survey testing Raimondo, Roberts against DohertyJune 26th, 2012 at 9:57 am by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
A curious poll is being done in Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District.
A reader who lives in Providence got called on Sunday for a telephone survey that asked about the three candidates running in the 1st District – Democrats David Cicilline and Anthony Gemma, and Republican Brendan Doherty – plus two other Democrats: Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts and Treasurer Gina Raimondo.
Roberts and Raimondo? For Congress?
The poll tested their favorability ratings, Raimondo’s job approval rating and how they’d fare against Brendan Doherty in the November election. It’s unlikely either woman is planning to jump into the race, though – they’d need to declare their candidacies by Wednesday to get on the ballot.
Much of the poll focused on Cicilline and Doherty, checking how voters react to various potentially divisive facts about the Democrat (tax issues, support for Nancy Pelosi, Providence’s solvency, mob connections) and the Republican (Bush tax cuts, abortion, Medicare cuts).
The tipster wasn’t familiar with the name of the polling firm, but said it sounded like “Kalamata.”
• Related: New WPRI 12 Poll: Cicilline 40%, Gemma 36%, undecided 20% (May 16)