March 26, 2011

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

Monique Chartier

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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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!!!

Posted by: Aldo at March 26, 2011 3:11 PM

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

Posted by: Tommy Cranston at March 26, 2011 6:59 PM

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.

Posted by: Max Diesel at March 27, 2011 1:00 AM

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.

Posted by: Meg at March 27, 2011 1:32 AM

Monique, I would share that "hope"
however unions showed a 54 percent approval rating in the Brown poll.

Not good, not good at all.

Posted by: MEG at March 27, 2011 1:35 AM

Providence comprises 17% of the state's population. Coincidence? I think not. ;)

Posted by: chuckR at March 27, 2011 1:25 PM
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