Trump and Clinton lead in Rhode Island, according to Brown University poll

According to the poll, 38 percent of would-be voters in the Republican primary say they plan to vote for Donald Trump.
According to the poll, 38 percent of would-be voters in the Republican primary say they plan to vote for Donald Trump. | File photo

Brown University’s Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy conducted a public opinion survey ahead of Tuesday’s presidential primaries and found that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in the lead for their respective parties.

According to the poll, 38 percent of would-be voters in the Republican primary say they plan to vote for Trump. John Kasich was in second with 25 percent and Ted Cruz was sitting at 14 percent. Clinton leads on the Democratic side by a margin of 43 to 34 percent over Bernie Sanders.

Voters were also asked to rate the leadership of Rhode Island Gov., Gina Raimondo. Those who responded were split almost evenly when asked to judge her performance with the options of excellent/good, fair or poor, and 54 percent of respondents feel that the state is headed in the wrong direction. Questions included policy issues that are affecting the state, with the majority supporting the legalization of recreational marijuana

The sample size for the survey was 600 random voters registered in Rhode Island who are likely to take part in the primaries. The survey was conducted from April 19-21. The overall error of margin is 4 percent.

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