State Sen. Jim Whelan (D-2) leads Republican challenger Frank Balles, the Atlantic County sheriff, by 12 percentage points, according to a Stockton Polling Institute poll released today.
Whelan leads with 51 percent to 39 percent for Balles, with 6 percent unsure.
Republican incumbent Assemblymen John Amodeo and Chris Brown hold leads of 4 to 6 percentage points over Democrats Vincent Mazzeo and Nick Russo, the poll reports.
The same poll shows incumbent Gov. Chris Christie holding a 22-point lead over Democrat Barbara Buono. Christie leads Buono in the district by a 56-to-34 margin, with 6 percent undecided.
Democrat Cory Booker leads Republican Steve Lonegan by 11 percentage points in the 2nd District in the special election to be held on Oct. 16. Booker, the mayor of Newark, garners 49 percent in the 2nd District, with Lonegan receiving 38 percent and 9 percent undecided.
“In the past, Atlantic County voters have shown themselves to be ticket-splitters,” said Daniel Douglas, Director of the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy. “Once again, the voters are not choosing candidates along straight party lines.”
The poll was conducted with 596 likely voters from Sept. 7-9. Interviewers called both land lines and cell phones. The survey has a margin of error of +/-4.0 percent. The Stockton Polling Institute is part of the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
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