Chafee dismisses poor poll job approval numbers

March 5, 2013, 1:45 pm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) is dismissing the results of a recent Brown University poll that showed 72 percent of those surveyed think he's doing only a fair or poor job as governor. Less than 26 percent said he is doing a good or excellent job.

The poll released last week surveyed a random sample of 593 registered voters and had an overall margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Chafee, an independent, on Tuesday said he's focused on doing his job. He says he still plans to run for re-election.

Chafee pointed to the example of Democratic U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (sis-ih-LEE'-nee), who coasted to victory in November despite poor poll numbers.

He says the lesson for him is just to do his job.

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