A Limited Snapshot of Next Governor’s Race
Teasing an hour-long pension special, Ian Donnis breaks this interesting tidbit:
A poll of 400 likely voters, commissioned by the National Education Association Rhode Island, shows Republican John Robitaille narrowly beating Governor Lincoln Chafee and state Treasurer Gina Raimondo in a hypothetical matchup for the governor’s office.
Walsh says the poll conducted by Abacus Associates of Massachusetts shows Robitaille with 30 percent of the vote, compared with 28 percent for Chafee, and 22 percent for Raimondo.
I’m not sure what this illustrates in real-world terms. It’d be interesting to know who’d win if it was either Chafee or Raimondo against Robitaille. And what might the Moderate Party do to the mix?
Of course, I suspect NEARI’s intention was to show that Chafee and Raimondo have been hurt, politically, by pension reform, and it really doesn’t look like this poll supports that conclusion.