One Point Lead for Cicilline in District 1
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.”