Sen. Bob Menendez (D), previously on trial for bribery until the Government’s case fell apart forcing them to end proceedings, appears in relatively strong pre-election position according to a new Monmouth University survey (4/6-10; 703 NJ adults; 632 NJ registered voters; weighted). According to the results, Sen. Menendez would lead former pharmaceutical CEO Bob Hugin (R), 53-32% including leaners to both candidates.
While the ballot test margin appears solid, spots of weakness do appear. The Senator’s job approval index is only 37:38% positive to negative among registered voters, and his personal favorability is an upside down 28:35%. Among white voters, his advantage is only 45-44% versus 66-14% among minority voters. In addition to minorities, his strongest groups are Democrats (92-4%), women (60-24%), and northern New Jersey voters (59-27%). His margin drops to 46-41% among men, 41-33% with Independents, and 48-40% among central New Jersey voters.
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