(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.