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.  

Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: April 18, 2014

Fulop endorses Smith in Bayonne mayoral raceBAYONNE - Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop parachuted into the Bayonne mayoral race on Thursday night by endorsing incumbent Mayor Mark Smith."It is a pleasure to be with you here, Mark," said Fulop to a crowd of more than 125 supporters at a...

Op-Ed

The future of NJ Politics should not be politicians investigating politicians

By JON BRAMNICK Voices around the country agree with our concern that "bipartisan committee led by John Wisniewski is partisan." Below are observers who agree Wisneiwski's committee is not bipartisan: Chuck Todd, NBC News: "Democrats made a mistake... Read More >

Contributors

(4-16-14) New Jersey Vote By Mail Law - The voter turnout for New Jersey’s November gubernatorial election was the lowest since the days of prohibition, coming... more »
When it comes to profiling Christie, facts are for wussies (4/10/14) - As the national media stories on our Guv pile up, expect more blunders about the Garden State.... more »
This week I begin a series called Dispatches from Somewhere Else. Based on my on-going experiences as an everyman in New Jersey politics, these Dispatches review the hollowness of... more »
Watching Governor Chris Christie's shocking BridgeGate implosion, it's easy to forget the time when he truly seemed unstoppable.  Blessed with incredible political gifts and a Jersey bluster to match,... more »

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day

"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

- PolitickerNJ.com

Poll

Which is the most competitive of these May 13th elections?:

Resources

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