Caprio down 8 points in new Rasmussen pollSeptember 20th, 2010 at 5:29 pm by Ted Nesi under General Talk
Rasmussen’s latest automated poll, conducted last Thursday following the primary, shows Lincoln Chafee and Frank Caprio in a statistical dead heat for governor when you account for the margin of error. But Caprio is down eight points from Rasmussen’s August poll, when he led Chafee 38% to 32%:
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.
Since February, support for Chafee has ranged from 32% to 39%. Caprio, who ran uncontested in Tuesday’s Democratic primary after Attorney General Patrick Lynch dropped out of the race, has earned between 27% and 38% of the vote during the same period. Robitaille, who defeated Victor Moffitt with 70% support in the GOP primary, has polled between 19% and 25% since February.