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Rhode Island Red: John Loughlin in Dead Heat for 1st CD

The Providence NBC affiliate reports 

Democrat David Cicilline and Republican John Loughlin are in a dead heat in the race to succeed Patrick Kennedy in Congress, according to a NBC 10-Quest Research poll released Thursday night.

The poll asked the preferences of 486 likely voters in the 1st Congressional District. It has a margin of error of about 4.5 percent. The NBC 10-Quest Research poll is part of WJAR’s election year partnership with Rhode Island College and the American Democracy Project.

Forty-two percent said they would vote for Cicilline, the Providence mayor, or were leaning that way. Forty percent said they would vote Loughlin. The results are within the poll’s margin of error.

 For more on the race, read Brian Bolduc’s report. To help out the conservative hopeful, visit


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