October 30, 2012

One Point Lead for Cicilline in District 1

Carroll Andrew Morse

The WPRI-TV (CBS 12) poll released at 6 pm has incumbent First District Congressman David Cicilline leading challenger Brendan Doherty 42.6%-41.6%. Independent David Vogel has 6.3% of the vote, with 8.3% "not sure".

That result is a little closer than the most recent previous WPRI or Brown University polls.


Some evidence, alluded to in Ted Nesi's write up, that the Cicilline campaign strategy of hyperpartisanship hasn't been effective...

Doherty has opened up a 26-point lead with independents and an 11-point lead among voters ages 40 to 59.

"Independents are breaking very strongly for Brendan Doherty right now," Fleming said. "Cicilline seems to be leveling off at 45% [of the vote]. ... He has to move his numbers up higher in order to win this election."

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How many independents are polled?I'm one and I always hang up on polls/surveys :)

Posted by: joe bernstein at October 31, 2012 6:37 AM

It's such a sad commentary that Cicilline is garnering ANY votes.

Not that Doherty is running some stellar campaign.

Lord help us all (and NOT The 'gommit').

Posted by: StuckHereinRI at October 31, 2012 9:48 AM

I feel like This race will go like MA, The republican will win, do one term, then a democrat will take back the seat for good. That is "if" Doherty can win, not completely sold on it, even though I would love to never have to hear Cicillines voice again, RI is a true blue state.
Still thinking that Obama will win electoral vote and lose popular vote. I said that a few weeks ago and you thought I was joking, now I see press and blogs everywhere saying it.

Posted by: Jim Jebow at October 31, 2012 5:39 PM
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