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  • February 05, 2010
    By David Scharfenberg

    The WPRI poll released last night is, undoubtedly, bad news for Representative Patrick Kennedy. The poll found 35 percent of voters statewide giving him good marks on job performance and 62 percent giving him poor marks. And while 35 percent of First Congressional District voters said they would vote for Kennedy, 31 percent said they would consider someone else and 28 percent said they would vote to replace him.

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  • October 14, 2008
    By Ian Donnis

    Some in the media, including WPRO's Dan Yorke, have made reference to the "Bradley effect" theory that Barack Obama's poll ratings could be inflated by as much as six percent -- due to the dynamics of race.

    Let's recognize that this issue is a lot more complex than that. For starters, as one astute local political observer mentioned to me yesterday, Obama's recent ascent in the polls is driven more by effective organizing on the ground than by the fallout from the fiscal crisis.

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  • October 08, 2008
    By Ian Donnis

    Opinion Factor, a Utah-based marketing and opinion research service, is holding a ribbon-cutting today to formally announce its establishment of a facility in Warwick.

    The PBN reports:

    “We are extremely pleased to make Rhode Island the site of our company’s second Call Center facility,” CEO Richard Kuchinsky said in a statement today.

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