June 15, 2006

A TEST FOR RUDY:

Quinnipiac poll shows volatile senate race (Deborah Howlett, 6/15/06, Newark Star Ledger)

The race for the U.S. Senate remains close and highly volatile after the primary election, according a Qunnipiac University poll released today.

Democratic incumbent Sen. Robert Menenedez led Republican state Sen. Tom Kean, Jr., by a thin margin of 43 percent to 36 percent. In late April, Menendez held a 40 percent to 34 percent edge.

“When you consider the margin of error, that’s not much movement,” said Clay Richards, the assistant poll director.

One in five voters surveyed remains undecided, and half of those who had a preference for a candidate said they could change their mind before the election.


This is a seat that Rudy Giuliani could help win and needs to.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 15, 2006 1:28 PM
Comments

Bob Menenedez is an extremely weak candidate, with ethics issues that are exploitable, having been appointed to the Senate by a Governor who is becoming less popular with each broken promise. The Democrats are going to be kicking themselves for making this race so close with this weak pick. If nothing else, the Democrats are going to have to spend too much time and money saving this seat, giving them less to spend trying to gain a Republican seat elsewhere.

Posted by: mike at June 15, 2006 2:23 PM
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