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Rhode Island Governor: Chafee (I) 33%, Caprio (D) 30%, Robitaille (R) 23%, Block (M) 5%

Monday, September 20, 2010

Independent candidate Lincoln Chafee holds a very slight lead over Democrat Frank Caprio in the first Rasmussen Reports post-primary survey of Rhode Island’s gubernatorial contest. 

The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Chafee picking up 33% of the vote, while Caprio is right behind with 30% support. Republican John Robitaille comes in third with 23%, and Moderate Party candidate Ken Block runs last with five percent (5%) of the vote. Nine percent (9%) remain undecided.

The latest numbers shift this race from Leans Democratic to Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard

Last month, Caprio posted a 38% to 32% lead over Chafee.  Robitaille picked up 20% support at that time. Block was not included in the survey.

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The statewide survey of 750 Likely Voters in Rhode Island was conducted on September 16, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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