As the Election Day approaches in nearly 9 months, voters in Rhode Island continue to give Democrat governor Gina Raimondo poor marks for leadership. A new Morning Consult poll shows that her approval rating has fallen even further to an all-time low of 40 percent, while 47 percent of voters disapprove of her performance.
In April of last year, the same poll showed Raimondo’s approval rating at 48 percent, a number that WPRI-TV’s Ted Nesi called “soft,” especially with the Democrat Governors Association spending big on early campaign ads for Raimondo at the time. Less than a year later, Raimondo’s approval rating has dropped by eight points.
After three years in office, Raimondo has failed to follow through on her promises to the people of Rhode Island as the state remains plagued by stagnant job growth, bottom ten business rankings, and a disturbing lack of transparency from the governor’s administration. It’s no surprise that Rhode Island highly disapproves of her failed leadership and this poll shows that she is the most vulnerable incumbent Democrat governor in the country running in 2018.