BREAKING NEWS: Caprio Has Lead over Chafee in New Brown Poll

Tuesday, October 05, 2010


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Democrat Frank Caprio has a six-point lead over Lincoln Chafee in the race for governor, according to a new Brown University poll released this morning.

The poll showed Caprio registering with 29.6 percent support, compared with 23.4 percent for Chafee. Republican John Robitaille garnered 14.3 percent of voters and Moderate Ken Block had 1.8 percent support. The poll, which was based on a survey of 565 registered voters between September 27 and 29, had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percent. Click here for more information.

The poll shows Caprio with a narrow lead - even taking into account the margin of error - after the most recent Rasmussen Reports and Channel 12 polls had the race virtually tied.

In the other races, the poll showed:

First Congressional District: Democrat David Cicilline had a nearly 20-point lead over Republican John Loughlin, with 39.4 percent support compared to 20.8 percent. The results are based on the responses of 289 registered voters in the district, with a 6-percent margin of error.

Lieutenant Governor: Incumbent Elizabeth Roberts is supported by 35.8 percent of voters surveyed while independent candidate Robert Healey is backed by 22.5 percent. There is no Republican in the race.

Attorney General: Democrat Peter Kilmartin, 25.8 percent; Republican Erik Wallin 13.5 percent.

General Treasurer: Democrat Gina Raimondo, 37.9 percent; Kerry King 19.8 percent.

Secretary of State: Incumbent Democrat Ralph Mollis, 39.1 percent; Republican Catherine Terry Taylor, 28.3 percent.

In all of those statewide races, more than a third of voters were still undecided.

Second Congressional District: Incumbent Democrat Jim Langevin 46.7 percent support; Republican Mark Zaccaria 13.4 percent. Margin of error was 6.1 percent.

The survey was conducted by the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions and the John Hazen White Public Opinion Laboratory at Brown University.


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