POLL: Booker’s Lead Over Lonegan Down to 12

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

LoneganHeads up, Save Jerseyans:

The Quinnipiac Poll out today in the New Jersey U.S. Senate race shows Steve Lonegan (R-Bogota) trailing Cory Booker (D-Twitter) by only 12-points.

Click here to see the full results and data tables.

Quinnipiac’s last survey from early August showed Lonegan down by 25-points. The 13-point swing is attributable to a switch to likely voters for the sample although it also appears that the race tightened a bit on its own.

“Maybe that ‘show horse vs. work horse’ charge from Republican Steve Lonegan is having an impact,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “While we can’t make a direct comparison between registered voters and likely voters, Mayor Cory Booker did have a 54 – 29 percent registered voter lead over Lonegan in Quinnipiac University’s August 7 pre-primary survey.” 

In case you missed it last week, I interviewed long-time Lonegan pollster and strategist Rick Shaftan who insisted that the contest was in single-digit territory…


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