The Scoop: Fung Emboldened by Position in Brown Poll
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Likely gubernatorial candidate Cranston Mayor Allan Fung (Republican) says he's encouraged with a gubernatorial poll released today by Brown University, which shows him trailing Providence Mayor Angel Taveras by about 7 percentage points in a hypothetical matchup, and behind General Treasurer Gina Raimondo by less than 2 percentage points.
"Though Mayor Fung is still in the process of exploring a potential run for governor, the Brown poll shows he is in a very strong position for being 14 months out," said Patrick Sweeney, a consultant for Fung and former director of the Rhode Island Republican Party. "It is abundantly clear that the people of Rhode Island believe that we are going in the wrong direction due to our poor economy conditions and opportunities. We need a proven leader with the executive experience to lead Rhode Island into better times. Given Rhode Island's history of electing Republican governors, there is no question that when people get to know Mayor Fung, learn the great things he has done for Cranston, and listen to his vision for RI, our numbers will strengthen."
In a matchup between Taveras and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, 41.5 percent of Rhode Island voters say they would vote for Taveras, 32.9 percent for Fung, with 25.6 percent undecided. In a potential race between Raimondo and Fung, Raimondo has a slight lead, 37.6 percent, to Fung’s 35.9 percent, with 26.5 percent undecided.
When asked about a potential general election for governor including Ken Block, Fung, Raimondo, and Taveras, Raimondo leads with 27.3 percent, while 20.7 percent of voters say they would vote for Taveras, 19.0 percent for Fung, and 9.0 percent for Block. When considering this potential field of candidates, nearly a quarter of voters (24.0 percent) are undecided.
Researchers at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions and the John Hazen White Public Opinion Laboratory at Brown University surveyed a random sample of 638 Rhode Island voters Oct. 2–5, 2013. The poll has an overall margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percent. The sample of likely Democratic primary voters was 433 with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percent.
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