83% = Reason to Hope: Only 17% of Rhode Islanders Approve of Mayor Cicilline’s Job Performance

That recent Brown poll determined that Congressman Cicilline has a shockingly low approval rating.
The consensus seems to be that this is a reflection of the recently renewed (it’s not accurate to say “new”) revelations as to how the former mayor handled and obfuscated Providence’s budget problems.
Oh, the consensus is not quite unanimous.

Rep. David N. Cicilline expressed puzzlement Friday over a job-approval rating so dismal that it raises questions about his reelection prospects and may invite opponents to target him, according to the Brown University professor who directed the voter survey.
“I don’t know the basis of people’s conclusions,” the Democratic congressman said of his 17-percent positive job-approval rating in the latest Brown poll. “I’ve only been at the job for about 11 weeks.”

So it’s all about the last eleven weeks and not the prior eight years? Um, yeah, okay.
Meanwhile, back on Planet Earth, it appears that the former mayor’s poor (to say no worse) job performance is unacceptable to 83% of Rhode Island voters even in this heavily democrat state. WPRI’s Ted Nesi is correct to point out that what matters, in terms of the next election, is how District One views the former mayor.
For now, however, I’m happy to take this low rating as a clear sign that Rhode Islanders, at least in this matter, are not only paying attention but have standards which won’t excuse the official conduct of even a democrat’s democrat.

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Aldo
Aldo
10 years ago

I wonder where the little old lady with the orange hair is now…
You know the one who said:
“David Ciccilline is a sweetheart”!
I hope her friends have ostracized her!!!
Better yet, maybe they tarred and feathered her!!!

Tommy Cranston
Tommy Cranston
10 years ago

Betcha a bottle of Old Crow that he gets re elected.

Max Diesel
Max Diesel
10 years ago

I don’t know Tommy, he really pissed off a major part of his constituency. I don’t think even the ‘old crows’ will save his butt this time.

Meg
Meg
10 years ago

I would share that “hope” … except for the fact that unions in RI showed over a 50 percent approval rating in the Brown poll.
Not good, not good at all.

MEG
MEG
10 years ago

Monique, I would share that “hope”
however unions showed a 54 percent approval rating in the Brown poll.
Not good, not good at all.

chuckR
chuckR
10 years ago

Providence comprises 17% of the state’s population. Coincidence? I think not. 😉

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