Skip to comments.Poll: Menendez challenger 9 points behind
Posted on 04/12/2012 7:20:49 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)'s lead over his likely Republican opponent has narrowed to 9 points, a new poll showed.
Menendez takes 44 percent to 35 for state Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R) in a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.
Eight in 10 New Jersey voters don't know enough about Kyrillos to form an opinion, but 35 percent have a favorable opinion. Menendez's approval, meanwhile, climbed from 42 percent in October to 45 in April within the margin of error.
A Rutgers-Eagleton poll released in February had Menendez up 22 points on Kyrillos, but pollsters in the state have been anticipating that the race might get closer. Kyrillos is a close friend and top ally in the legislature of Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.), whose approval rating is at an all-time high.
In the presidential race, the poll showed that President Obama is 9 points ahead of Mitt Romney in New Jersey. Republicans improve their lot by only 2 points there by putting Christie on the ticket as the vice-presidential nominee.
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Voters must really be tired of Bob Menendez is he’s polling under 45% against someone who isn’t widely known. It also may reflect the popularity of Chris Christie, who is a close ally of Joe Kryillos. This is a race worth pursuing.
The New Jersey U.S. Senate race is now on the radar. I hope that Menendez loses.
Hah! It looks like Obama is going to have to spend money in NEW JERSEY!!
I love it!!
Christie has to mention Kyrillos name - a lot. We could win this if Christie helps him.
A crapipiac poll and the rat is only up 9? And still well under 50?
Might be on the map.
The DSCC, not Obama.