Raleigh, N.C. – Rhode Island voters have put Democratic Senator Jack Reed in a comfortable position going into next year’s election cycle. When polled against several Republican potentials, he wins by at least 29 points.
Among Rhode Island voters, Senator Jack Reed is currently sitting at an approval rating of 62% which is 3 points higher than that of President Obama (59-36). The highest approval rating of potential Republican candidates for the Senate race next year is Cranston mayor, Allan Fung with 55%. The lowest Republican approval rate is retired baseball pitcher, Curt Schilling, with a 9% favorability and 74% unfavorable rating.
When positioned against Republicans Brendan Doherty, Scott Avedisian, Allan Fung, Don Carcieri and Curt Schilling in the Senate race, Reed wins by 29, 30, 34, 41 and 65 points, respectively. Their overwhelming approval of Democratic Senator Reed could be due to the fact that Rhode Island voters have not chosen a Republican for Reed’s seat since 1930.