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