By IAN DONNIS
PROVIDENCE, RI –
Democratic Congressman David Cicilline holds a narrow lead over Republican challenger Brendan Doherty in a new Brown University poll. The First Congressional District race is getting more intense with less than a month until the election.
Brown finds that just under 46 percent of likely voters plan to support Cicilline, compared with about 40 percent for Doherty. About seven percent of respondents prefer Independent candidate David Vogel, and another seven percent are undecided.
The first District findings are based on a sample of 236 registered voters, with a margin of error of about six percentage points. The margin of error means Doherty and Cicilline could be in a virtual tie.
Brown's poll shows strong support for expanding gambling at Twin River and Newport Grand. Providence Mayor Angel Taveras has the best approval rating in the survey, with 65 percent of respondents saying he's doing a good or excellent job. Next best are state treasurer Gina Raimondo and Senator Jack Reed, each with a 58 percent approval rating.
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