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Brown Poll; Raimondo lead Taveras, RI'ers think economy is poor

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Dee DeQuattro

A new poll by Brown University Poll says General Treasurer Gina Raimondo currently leads Providence Mayor Angel Taveras in a Democratic primary.

According to the poll, which sampled 433 likely Democratic primary voters, 33.6 percent of voters would vote for Taveras where 42% would vote for Raimondo. A quarter of those polled said they are still undecided.

In the general election, if Taveras faces off against Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, Taveras would get 41.5% of votes to Fung's 32.9%. In a match-up between Raimondo and Fung the margin is much closer with 37.6% of the votes going to Raimondo and 35.9% to Fung. Meanwhile in both scenarios, 25% of voters are undecided.

Politics aside, Rhode Islanders are still pessimistic about the economy. The majority of the 638 voters polled said they believe Rhode Island is on the wrong track, only 20.9% say the state is headed in the right direction. A whopping 89.8% say the local economy is not so good or poor.

When it comes to the national economy, 43.6% of the 638 Rhode Islanders polled approve of how Obama is handling the economy.

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