Christie/Booker Dominate in NJ, Markey Up By 7% in MA (Plus New CO Poll)
Well I completely missed this yesterday from Scott Rasmussen. He released a new poll for the US Senate race in New Jersey and it shows Cory Booker with a 17% lead over Steve Lonegan.
US SENATE – NEW JERSEY (Rasmussen)
Cory Booker (D) 50%
Steve Lonegan (R) 33%
Last Friday, he also released a poll on the gubernatorial race that shows Christie with a 30% lead.
GOVERNOR – NEW JERSEY (Rasmussen)
Chris Christie (R-inc) 58%
Barbara Buono (D) 28%
Both polls were done June 12-13 among 1000 likely voters. Rasmussen had become so infrequent with actual useful electoral polling data that I had basically stopped going to his website. Plus, for some reason, his email started going into my spam folder, which is why I missed the polls. Meanwhile in Massachusetts, Gabriel Gomez released a new poll done by OnMessage Inc that claims he is only trailing by 7% against Ed Markey.
US SENATE – MASSACHUSETTS (OnMessage)
Ed Markey (D) 47%
Gabriel Gomez (R) 40%
This poll was done June 16-17 among 600 likely voters. I don’t think it takes a lot of political knowledge to know if you are a candidate releasing results of a poll showing yourself down 7% a week before an election, you are probably not expecting to win. One more internal poll for today that somewhat confirms the Quinnipiac University poll earlier that surprised me showing sitting Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper in trouble. It comes from Republican Scott Gessler, who claims he is within a single percentage point of Hickenlooper in a poll done by Magellan Strategies. (Thanks Michael for the tip)
GOVERNOR – COLORADO (Magellan)
John Hickenlooper (D-inc) 44%
Scott gessler (R) 43%
This poll was done June 4-5 among 500 likely voters. Quinnipiac University is showing on their website that they will be releasing polls for Connecticut and more results for Florida tomorrow morning at 6:30am.