October 28th, 2010
02:27 PM ET
12 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. GOP Scorched Earth Politics

    Don't let the door hit you in the back on your way out creep...along with the other deadbeat Dem's that do not support Boss Obama.

    October 28, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  2. ATL Guy

    I wouldn't vote for anyone that would talk like that. It shows a lack of temperament. I think the Republicans have an exciting time coming with the batch of Tea Party people they're sending to the Congress and Senate. CSpan will become the new Comedy Central.

    October 28, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  3. La Piovra

    You didn't used to talk like that to the President of the United States when he was a white man, you don't when he is a black man, and I trust you won't when "he" is a woman. If you do, Americans will rightly consider you to be gutter trash, and they'll put you in the dumpster, where you belong.

    October 28, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  4. onlysanetexasnleft

    Another shinning example of how an idiot watches too much cable news. Just because the Tea Party gets 75% of the meda's attention doesn't mean that 75% of the country hates President Obama and likes to here someone telling a sitting president to "shove it" The President's approval ratings are still around 48% and actually around 60% in RI.Not a ton of blacks inm RI so you can't use the "only the blacks approve of him" incorrect narrative either.

    October 28, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  5. Lori in St Pete

    willard bullock, would you mind reposting IN ENGLISH???!!! Perhaps you need a new whatever your first language is-to-English dictionary. Next time, don't waste your money on one from your local thieves market. Go to a reputable bookseller.

    October 28, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  6. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Caprio shows that he can't be trusted if things don't go his way. He needs to go back to kindergarden and start all over to learn that life doesn't give you everything you want even if your parents chose to. Politics is no place for a cry baby.

    October 28, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  7. chucky1169469

    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"

    Did anyone understand what this person was trying to say?

    October 28, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  8. Marie MD

    Well caprio . . . . you now can take "this job and shove it" 🙂 🙂

    October 28, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    This guy is a numbnut. Seriously. The reality is, his asinine response to Obama choosing not to endorse him showed us that, well, he wasn't endorse-able to begin with.

    BTW, speaking of stupid responses:

    "She sent Behar flowers with the greeting "Joy, raised $150,000 online yesterday, thanks for your help. Sincerely, Sharron Angle.""

    So, ummmm, she proved Behar right? Kudos Angle. Precisely when will conservatives gain the ability to recognize the irony of their own behavior? Calling someone a b-tch may make yo a b-tch, but responding like a b-tch just proves them right.

    October 28, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
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