Poll: McKee leads GOP contender in governor race by 10 points

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David Goldman - staff, AP
FILE - Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee speaks during a gubernatorial election forum hosted by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce in Warwick, R.I., Sept. 8, 2022. Rhode Island will hold its primary on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Gov. Dan McKee maintains a 10 point lead over political newcomer and GOP candidate Ashley Kalus in the gubernatorial race, according to a Boston Globe and Suffolk University poll.

The poll, released Tuesday, sees McKee with 46% of the vote to Kalus’ 36%, with 14% of voters undecided. The poll has a 3.5% margin of error.

McKee has the overwhelming support of registered Democrats, polling at 85%, while Kalus is ahead among Republican and Independent voters. She is also ahead among male voters at a 47-38% clip.

The incumbent governor is leading in both congressional districts, though McKee is only up one point in district 2, where Republican Allan Fung has an eight-point lead in the Suffolk/Globe poll also released Tuesday.

McKee does have a 29-point lead among women voters, as the abortion issue has gained prominence among voters following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

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