Stockton: Booker leads Lonegan by 11 points
By PolitickerNJ Staff | October 9th, 2013 - 3:50pm
| More

New Jersey’s race for U.S. Senate has tightened to within 11 percentage points, with Democrat Cory Booker leading Republican Steve Lonegan, according to a statewide poll released today by the Stockton Polling Institute.  

When respondents who say they are voting for or leaning toward voting for either candidate are included, Booker, the mayor of Newark, is supported by 50 percent, while former Bogota Mayor Lonegan received 39 percent.  With one week until the Oct. 16 special election, the 11-point margin is identical to the percentage of respondents who are undecided or refuse to identify who they will vote for. Lonegan is in the position to have to convert all of these to draw the race into a tie with Booker. 

 “Still, 11 points is a healthy lead for Booker with the election coming up next Wednesday,” said Daniel J. Douglas, Director of the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy.

The statewide poll was conducted from October 3-8 with 729 likely voters in New Jersey’s U.S. Senate election. The margin of error for the poll is +/- 3.6 percentage points, and is higher among data subsets.

Interviewers calling live from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey campus called both land lines and cell phones. The Stockton Polling Institute is part of the Hughes Center.  

The Back Room

Sources: Why Fox?

With the support of Gov. Chris Christie, Jamie Fox is on the fast track to get back to the Department of Transportation (DOT). The question is why?

Read More >

Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: September 18th

Guv prospects Fulop and Sweeney add voices to Silva, Stack and striking 1199 SEIU workers UNION CITY – They tried out their blue collar tough guy tonsils today in front of a purple-shirted crowd of striking healthcare workers – two of three as-yet-undeclared Democratic candidates for governor: Jersey City...

Op-Ed

Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor.  Not only is there no current legal... Read More >

Contributors

(9-17-14) Viral Video Prompts Questionable NJ Municipal Ordinance -  Socrates said, “While I might disagree with what you say, I will defend to the death your right to say... more »
The Correct Foreign Policy – Neither Fortress America Nor Pax Americana      Last week marked the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War 2.  It started with the... more »
(Asbury Park, NJ) -- There's a word for someone who says one thing and does another: hypocrite.  There's no shortage of 'em in Trenton -- from ... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

“We’re going to hold the line until hell freezes over, and when hell freezes over, we’re going to hold the line on ice skates." - Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-31), at yesterday's SEIU 1199 rally.

- PolitickerNJ

Poll

Who would make the best running mate for Chris Christie if he lands the GOP nomination for president?:

Blogroll

Visit the PolitickerNJ.com/resources page for links to the best collection of information on New Jersey state government.

 

  • Polls
  • The best blogs
  • Columnists
  • State election results
  • Assembly election results
  • Local party websites
  • And more.

PolitickerNJ.com/resources