NJ6 Poll: Pallone up seven with a week to go

The new Monmouth University poll of 647 likely voters from October 22 to 25, 2010 shows an even closer race in NJ6:

Incumbent Democrat Frank Pallone holds a 7 point lead over Tea Party-backed Republican Anna Little, 52% to 45%, according to the Monmouth University Poll.  A poll taken three weeks ago found the incumbent ahead by a 53% to 41% margin among likely voters in this district.

“Anna Little’s gains have come from a tremendous grassroots effort in her home region of Monmouth County.  Frank Pallone will need to bet on a strong turnout in more Democratic areas of this district to fend off this challenge,” said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.

Pallone has an identical 52-45 lead among the 7% who have already voted by mail. The President’s job approval rating is 45-48 among the NJ6 likely voters.  

As I understand the outcomes of polling, I can still safely predict Pallone will win since he is up by seven and above 50% with a week to go. But you’d be best off helping Pallone, Holt, Rothman, and our other Representatives than counting on probability. I think it’s safe to say we’ll get a close poll for Rush Holt later in the week. Sign up here to volunteer for Pallone.

Comments (5)

  1. Bob Zuckerman

    As a recent New Yorker, now transplanted back to Jersey (I was born and raised in Livingston), I have two words for Congressman Pallone:  Tom Suozzi.  Suozzi was the formerly popular Nassau County Executive who decided to sit on several million dollars of campaign cash when running for re-election last year, and guess what – he is now the former county executive.  He sat on the money for a planned statewide run, and now that he’s out of office, that will probably never happen. I hope Congressman Pallone doesn’t take this race for granted, because it’s a wacky year where the unknown can happen, and we need him in the House of Representatives next year.  

  2. ken bank

    It’s no wonder Pallone is in trouble.  Independent advertising like this sleazy piece has something to do with it.  And “Anna’s Army” marching through the district knocking on doors of independent voters, while Pallone sits in his office counting his loot (like “Mr. Krabs” in the “Krusty Krab”) and dreaming of becoming “Senator Pallone” in 2014, doesn’t help either.

    Pallone is making the same mistake as Diane Gooch.  He’s thinking about the next election instead of this election.  And if he doesn’t watch himself he may end up like Diane Gooch, doing ads for some other Democrat’s campaign for US Senate instead of his own.  

  3. Hopeful (Post author)

    with Andrews’ huge lead down in Camden.  Pallone cannot be comfortable.    


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