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Does Lincoln Chafee Stand A Chance?

Lincoln Chafee who held statewide office in Rhode Island both as a Republican and as an Independent has an uphill battle in his bid to become the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee. For starters, he needs to help voters in his own party get to know him better.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 20% of Likely Democratic Voters say Chafee is at least somewhat likely to end up being the party’s nominee next year, although that includes only five percent (5%) who say it’s Very Likely. Fifty-eight (58%) of Democrats consider a Chafee nomination unlikely, with 28% who feel it’s Not At All Likely. Twenty-two (22%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 952 Likely Voters was conducted on June 4 and 7, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 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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