#NJSEN POLL: Menendez holds 17-point lead… despite most voters believing he’s corrupt!

By The Staff

MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. – New Jersey voters agree with Republican front runner Bob Hugin that incumbent U.S. Senator Bob Menendez is corrupt.

They’re still not ready to vote him out over it.

A new Quinnipiac Poll released Tuesday reports Menendez leading the former Celgene executive 49% to 32%. The same poll found a full 38% believing Menendez had been involved in “serious wrongdoing” in the wake of his corruption mistrial; only 20% said his hands were probably clean.

A silver lining for Hugin?

83% haven’t heard enough about Hugin to decide on him one way or another. 37% likewise don’t know enough about Menendez’s case to pass on the senior N.J. Senator’s guilt or innocence.

“By nearly 2-to-1 New Jersey voters believe corrupt, career politician Bob Menendez was involved in ‘serious wrongdoing’ and more people view him negatively than they do positively,” said Hugin Communications Director Megan Piwowar after the results’ release. “This poll confirms what we already know, Bob Menendez is one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the entire country and this will be a very competitive race.