By PBN Staff
PROVIDENCE â€“ The attendees of the Smaller Business Association of New Englandâ€™s monthly breakfast meeting showed overwhelming support for the pension reform proposal that the R.I. General Assembly is considering.
Seventy-five percent of the 40 attendees of Wednesdayâ€™s meeting said they were in support of the proposal; 22 percent were unsure and 3 percent opposed it.
Thatâ€™s a bigger percentage in agreement than any of the other questions, including: Which football team will win this Sunday? Seventy percent said the Patriots; 21 percent said â€śWho cares?â€ť and 9 percent said the Jets.
The association also asked how the attendees thought the Rhode Island economy was doing â€“ 53 percent said â€śdecreasing slowly.â€ť When asked about their feelings on the â€śoverall directionâ€ť of the United States, 43 percent said â€śsomewhat wrong directionâ€ť and 33 percent said â€śsomewhat right direction.â€ť
Political questions on the poll included: Who do you think should be the Republican nominee for president? Thirty-nine percent voted for Mitt Romney; 17 percent voted for Newt Gingrich and â€śUnsure.â€ť
As for the Occupy Movement, the largest percentage of respondents â€“ 39 percent - had â€śsomewhat negativeâ€ť feelings about it.
Fifty-one percent of attendees had positive feelings about the Tea Party, while 30 percent expressed negative feelings.