It was always believed that when veteran New Jersey Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-Ventnor City) decided to retire Democratic state Senator Jeff Van Drew would succeed him. Such predictions are proving accurate as underscored in the latest William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University survey (9/12-18; 535 NJ-2 adult likely voters).
According to the data, Sen. Van Drew holds a 55-32% margin over Republican Seth Grossman. The spread is not surprising since the National Republican Congressional Committee has already abandoned the seat. No outside funding will be coming to the district to help Grossman, largely because of a previous history of making wrongful racial comments. With no real funding source for the GOP nominee, the 23-point margin for Sen. Van Drew is believable, even in a Republican district.
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