He’s going wobbly, in more ways than one:
Sen. Lincoln Chafee has lost ground among Republicans and faces a serious primary challenge from Cranston Mayor Stephen Laffey in his battle for re-election, according to a Rhode Island College poll released Thursday.
Republicans favor Laffey by a margin of nearly 2-1, and he would win the party’s nomination if only they cast ballots in the primary, the poll by the college’s Bureau of Government Research and Service predicted. Even if a large number of unaffiliated voters, who favor Chafee, cast ballots in the Republican primary, the results would be too close to call.
The primary isn’t until September, but Chafee has a big decision to make next week, for reasons explained here.