Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Interesting: Former RINO Lincoln Chafee is now the most unpopular governor in the nation...

Lincoln Chafee has a net approval of negative 40 percentage points. He plans on running for re-election. Chafee was elected as an Independent after giving up the charade of being a Republican. How is that working out for you Rhode Island?
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Rhode Island is finally at the top of a set of national rankings, but Gov. Lincoln Chafee probably isn't too happy about it.

Chafee is the most unpopular governor in the United States who's up for re-election in 2014, according to an analysis published Monday by The New York Times' influential FiveThirtyEight blog, which tracks political polls and projects election outcomes.

Just 28% of Rhode Island voters approve of Chafee's job performance, while 68% disapprove, giving the independent governor a net job approval rating of negative 40 percentage points. The next most-unpopular governor, Illinois Democrat Pat Quinn, has a comparatively healthy net approval rating of negative 24.

Chafee said Tuesday he still plans to run for re-election. "The election's a long way away," the governor told WPRI.com. A WPRI 12 poll last October found only 18% of voters definitely plan to vote for him again.

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