TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – A new poll has the Democratic nominee for
U-S Senate holding a slight lead over his Republican rival.
The Fairleigh Dickinson-PublicMind poll also shows Democrats
lining up behind Senator Robert Menendez and distancing themselves
from Tom Kean (kayn) Junior.
The poll shows Menendez with a 42 percent to 37 percent edge
over Kean among likely voters.
Menendez’s lead grows to seven points if voters who are leaning
toward a particular candidate are included.
The telephone poll, of 514 probable voters, has a sampling error
of four percentage points.
With about a month to go until the election, 81 percent of
Democratic voters say they support Menendez, while only ten percent
of Democrats say they will support Kean.
Kean had 19 percent of Democrats’ support last month, while
Menendez had 68 percent.
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