Rhode Island Dem Gov Gina Raimondo’s Approval Rating Plummets, Faces “Difficult Path To Re-Election”

In Rhode Island, Democrat governor Gina Raimondo received more unwelcomed news this morning as a new Morning Consult poll shows her approval rating further dropping since April, making her the most unpopular and most vulnerable Democrat incumbent running for governor in 2018. The poll notes that Raimondo faces a “difficult path to re-election.”

The last Morning Consult poll from April of this year showed Raimondo with a 48 percent approval rating, which was described as “soft” by WPRI-TV’s Ted Nesi, especially after the Democratic Governors Association began spending on early campaign ads to support her. But four months later, and after the DGA spent roughly half a million propping up Raimondo, her standing has only gotten worse.

No matter how many early ads national Democrats run backing Raimondo, they can’t change the reality she faces in Rhode Island, which has been plagued by stagnant economic growth, a paralyzed Democrat legislature, and three bottom ten rankings for business this year by CNBC, Wallethub, and Chief Executive Magazine. Raimondo’s empty words and failed policies continue to weaken her chances of reelection in 2018.