Exclusive WPRI 12/Projo Poll: Taveras has best job approval

November 19th, 2013 at 5:00 pm by under Nesi's Notes

By Ted Nesi and Tim White

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Providence Mayor Angel Taveras has the highest approval rating among next year’s likely candidates for Rhode Island governor, but many of his rivals are also in solid shape, an exclusive WPRI 12/Providence Journal poll released Tuesday shows.

The new survey of 506 Rhode Island registered voters finds 57% say Taveras, a first-term Democrat, is doing an excellent or good job as mayor. His likely rival for governor, Democratic Treasurer Gina Raimondo, has a 51% approval rating. Republican Cranston Mayor Allan Fung has a 47% approval rating. Moderate Party founder Ken Block and Democrat Clay Pell remain largely unknown to the electorate.

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By Dan McGowan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – The expected candidates for Rhode Island governor in 2014 all found reasons to be pleased with an exclusive WPRI 12/Providence Journal poll released Tuesday, but cautioned that the results only represent a snapshot in time for a race that is still more than 11 months away.

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• Interactive: A breakdown of the exclusive WPRI 12/Providence Journal poll results

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3 Responses to “Exclusive WPRI 12/Projo Poll: Taveras has best job approval”

  1. Bob says:

    funny, but raising taxes gets you high job approvals in this state. Chaffee said he would raise sales tax and got elected.

  2. Phil says:

    While I’m not a season analyst, it seems as though Mayor Fung is in an excellent position if his numbers are this strong and your Republican sampling size is self-admittedly small. I live in Providence & cannot imagine that Mayor Tavares’s numbers will stay that strong. This city is still on very shaky ground.

  3. charles r says:

    I agree a very strong showing for Mayor Fung.