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Poll: GOP's Lonegan Closes Gap in NJ Senate Race

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Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 02:23 PM

By Lisa Barron

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Republican Steve Lonegan is closing in on his Democratic rival, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, in the New Jersey Senate race, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

Booker leads the former mayor of Bogota 53 percent to 41 percent among likely voters, closer than expected given Booker’s wide lead among registered voters last month.

“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 Aug. 7 pre-primary survey.”

Booker has the overwhelming support of women, who back him 60 to 34 percent, while men are divided, with 48 percent for Lonegan and 46 percent for Booker.

Independent voters are also divided, with 47 percent for Booker and 44 percent for Lonegan. Booker leads 91 to 4 percent among Democrats, while Republicans go for Lonegan 86 to 11 percent.

The results could also “be driven by the bad news about Newark crime, plus the publicity about Booker’s business ventures,” said Carroll, adding, “But it’s not a blowout.”

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