October 28th, 2010
02:27 PM ET
8 years ago

Bad news for 'Shove it' Dem in new poll

(CNN) – The results from the latest poll of the Rhode Island gubernatorial race may have Democratic candidate Frank Caprio looking for somewhere to shove it.

According to a new survey from NBC10/Quest Research, Caprio now finds himself in third place in the contested battle to run the nation's smallest state at 25 percent, 3 points behind Republican John Robitaille and trailing independent candidate Lincoln Chafee by 10 points.

That's a 12-point drop for Caprio from a similar poll taken earlier this month when he was in the lead with 37 percent.

The poll comes four days after President Obama made a campaign swing through Rhode Island and notably refrained from endorsing the Democratic gubernatorial candidate there, Frank Caprio. In response, Caprio made national headlines when he told a radio station that the president can "take his endorsement and really shove it."

But Obama has not endorsed Chafee, a former Republican senator and friend of the president, either and while Caprio was invited to attend events with the president Monday (an offer he refused), Chafee was not.

The most recent poll surveyed 523 likely voters and has a sampling error of 4 percent.

Filed under: 2010 • Frank Caprio • Lincoln Chafee • Rhode Island
soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. everyone

    Is Frank Caprio the dumbest person in America?

    October 28, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  2. Thomas in Vancouver

    Good! If he wants to act like a petulant child, then he can go back home and leave the governing to people of a higher maturity level. While I'm a strong supporter of Democratic ideals, I have no patience for childishness.

    October 28, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  3. Robert

    I still agree with Caprio; shove it!

    October 28, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  4. patnamm

    If he had been respectfull may be the president would have said nice things about him, if not outright endorse him. Your language shows the kind of governor you would be – A BULLY!

    October 28, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  5. Dede

    The Rent is Too Damn High. LOL!

    October 28, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  6. Mike - Dayton, Ohio

    The shove it comment was not a smart display of temperment for a senatorial candidate. The president is not oblogated to endorse his party's nominee. In fact when the race is b/w a dem and an independent likely to caucus with dems he should pick the candidate closest to his own positions, which is probably chafee. It was thus a favor to Caprio that he didn't endorse chafee.

    October 28, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  7. SAY WHAT!!!

    I guess you should learn a tad bit of etiquette on how to address our President...hope you find a place to shove the new polls...adios...

    October 28, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  8. Yanni

    Very deserving, For insulting the president of The US of A.

    October 28, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  9. Dean

    Caprio isn't too bright...telling Obama to 'shove it'. Doesn't he know Obama's head is in the way?

    October 28, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  10. Ha Ha ... Very Funny

    You don't talk $#!+ about the President of the United States.

    A new generation of Americans elected this man and the old days of complete disrespect for a man that isn't caucasian are over. Yes, there are still some backward folks out there that thought this "shove it" comment was worthy of snickers ... but we see who is laugh now ... don't we?

    Caprio, you are going down just like that uncoth thug from New York ... Paladino.

    October 28, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  11. sassafras

    We have enough problems in RI without Caprio's hissy fits. It would seem to me that given the state of the state, that he would want to put his best foot forward at all cost, be a man of the people, etc. Unfortunately, he has left voters feeling like well, if he got his nose so bent out of shape over an endorsement he didn't even seek, how is he going to handle the strains of governing and the mood of the people fed up with a state on a consistent path to nowhere?

    October 28, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  12. gt

    nothing like being push under the bus by the president...this should be a warning to all you yellow dogs...

    October 28, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  13. Clwyd

    From a person who supports the president and his right to say,"shove it to yu back!' You show no class and a pain to the Democratic Party. The polls show that too!

    October 28, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  14. willard bullock

    I am shamed presdient obama that he have too bad his polls so why biden and obama are trouble blamed to christine donnell
    I want to be vote her senate than coon

    October 28, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  15. Keeth in Cali

    Good for the people of RI. Don't elect leaders that act like children. We have far too many of his type of politician already.

    October 28, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  16. vic nashville tn

    Boy now you have keep that you can’t shove it what you said

    October 28, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  17. Marcus

    Of badmouths and loudmouths the country has a large stock, we don't need another one. And certainly so does not RI!!!

    October 28, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  18. S. in California Laughing In Anticipation Of How Well Democrats Turnout At The Polls

    It just goes to show you despite what the trashy illiterate teabaggers say MOST people STILL don't appreciate DISrespect. Apparently, this orphan never learned that. If I were one of the residents in RI, I would make sure this man NEVER spends ANY time in any position of authority. Thank you to ALL the smart, intelligent people of RI who want their state to be known for it's integrity and not some loud mouth. Just look at how low the people of Alaska hold their faces now. Again, I say thank-you.

    October 28, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    When you tell the sitting head of your party to "shove it" over an endorsement he never received to shove, what does he expect? Had he kept his trap shut, no one would have made it a big deal. Instead, he brought attention to the issue, insulted the leader of the country and made people wonder why he did not get the endorsement.
    If this man lived in my state, he would have lost my vote as well.

    October 28, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  20. Ron , West Coast

    I`ll betcha` Frank Caprio wish`es he had the chance to ask the prez` to let him perform the opposite on him right about now . lol.....

    October 28, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  21. The Unsub

    just vote!!

    October 28, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  22. AB Baltimore MD

    Frank Caprio is an idiot and very rude. President Obama must have had a very good reason for not endorsing him. Given his standing in the polls, I think that Mr. Caprio should take his candidacy and "shove it" where the sun does not shine.

    October 28, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  23. Lori in St Pete

    Hmmmmm, if there is any validity to this report, the rethugliban and their cheerleaders in the "librul" media are in for a really, really rude surprise on Tuesday. This latest poll seems to indicate they're really, really wrong in their reports of a rethugliban tsunami. What concerns me is when they get their backsides handed to them on Tuesday they're all going to lose their minds, and they're going to carry out their veiled and not so veiled threats to "take back THEIR" country using the second amendment and any other means they feel are necessary.

    October 28, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  24. Tulsa

    What an idiot Caprio is. As a Democrat I would support Chafee. He is a truly honorable and decent man. A rarity in either party.

    October 28, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  25. Lisa P

    Not surprised - with manners like that Caprio belongs in the Tea Party.

    October 28, 2010 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
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