Poll: Fung takes lead against Magaziner in Rhode Island congressional race

This is a photo of 2nd Congressional District candidates Seth Magaziner (left) and Allan Fung (right). (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Republican Allan Fung has taken an eight-point lead against political opponent Democratic state Treasurer Seth Magaziner in the race for Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District race, a new Boston Globe-Suffolk University poll found.

According to the poll released Tuesday, Fung leads Magaziner 45 to 37% among likely voters, with another 5 percent going to Moderate Party candidate William Gilbert.

However, 13% of voters said they remain undecided.

The Globe-Suffolk poll also showed that independents continue to show strong support for Fung, but the former Cranston mayor still trails Magaziner among women voters.

Magaziner leads among voters who identify abortion rights, housing, education, gun safety, and health care as the most important issues in the state.

Fung has largely focused on the economy during his campaign.

Current U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin is retiring after 11 terms.

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