Obama, Menendez Lead in NJ
Some General Election numbers from Quinnipiac University for the state of New Jersey showing Barack Obama with a smaller lead than I would have expected and an even smaller lead with Chris Christie on the Republican ticket.
PRESIDENT – NEW JERSEY (Quinnipiac)
Barack Obama (D-inc) 49%
Mitt Romney (R) 40%
Barack Obama/Joe Biden (D-inc) 49%
Mitt Romney/Chris Christie (R) 42%
In the US Senate race, Bob Menendez holds a single-digit lead over the lone Republican included in the poll.
US SENATE – NEW JERSEY (Quinnipiac)
Bob Menendez (D-inc) 44%
Joe Kyrillos (R) 35%
These Republican primary polls are somewhat pointless now with Rick Santorum dropping out, but here are the numbers for the presidential race showing how crushing a Romney victory would have been in New Jersey if it made it that far.
PRESIDENT – NEW JERSEY – GOP PRIMARY (Quinnipiac)
Mitt Romney 51%
Rick Santorum 14%
Newt Gingrich 9%
Ron Paul 7%
This poll was done April 3-9 among 1607 registered voters and 513 Republicans.