This shouldn’t surprise anyone – except maybe Nate Silver – as Whitehouse is a popular incumbent who has consistently outperformed his unknown opponent in polls. In a February WPRI poll Sheldon was at 50 percent and Hinckley was at 27 percent.
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By Bob Plain on September 20, 2012
Bob Plain is the editor/publisher of Rhode Island's Future. Previously, he's worked as a reporter for several different news organizations both in Rhode Island and across the country.