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Rhode Island Governor: Chafee (I), Caprio (D) Battle for Lead

The Rhode Island governor’s race continues to be a close contest between Democrat Frank Caprio and Republican-turned-Independent candidate Lincoln Chafee.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Rhode Island shows Chafee with 33% support to Caprio’s 30%, unchanged from last month. Republican nominee John Robitaille picks up 22% of the vote, and Moderate Party candidate Ken Block continues to trail with four percent (4%). Ten percent (10%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

These results are virtually identical to the findings last month just after Robitaille won the state’s GOP Primary. The race remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard. 

Since February, support for Chafee has ranged from 32% to 39%. In the same period, Caprio has earned 27% to 38% of the vote, while Robitaille has polled between 19% and 25%. This is only the second survey to include Block.

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The statewide survey of 750 Likely Voters in Rhode Island was conducted on October 4, 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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