Quinnipiac: Menendez and Obama leading in NJ by double digits

72 % of New Jersey voters still do not know enough about Joe Kyrillos, thus Bob Menendez has slightly widened his lead in the U.S. Senate race, according to a Qunnipiac poll released this morning.

Menendez favorablity rating remains weak, especially for an incumbent, at 37%-25% with 36% not knowing enough about him to form an opinion.

Barack Obama is leading Mitt Romney in New Jersey by 49%-38%.  Romney’s favorability rating is upside down, 35%-43%.

New Jersey voters are split over ObamaCare.  47% favor keeping it, 45% favor repealing it.

Posted: July 18th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, 2012 U.S. Senate Race | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Quinnipiac: Menendez and Obama leading in NJ by double digits”

  1. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » Let’s give Bob something to cry about! said at 8:59 am on July 18th, 2012:

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  2. Freespeaker1976 said at 10:10 am on July 18th, 2012:

    While I do continue to hold out hope, especially considering the large number of undecideds that seem to show in this poll, AND Romney’s (ex Mittens) new found vigor over The Socialist In Chief’s insulting comments about businesses, this goes to show the serious flaw in the State GOP’s game plan.

    From what I was able to piece together, knowing that Romney could not win NJ, the State GOP & Governor Christie endorsed Romney to try and build a game plan for a Joe Kyrillos win around a Romney nomination.

    How’s that working out? NOT too good.

    Romney needs to keep those mittens off and continue to pound NObama. After all, he did to with Santorum & Gingrich. Why has he been so tender with Obummer?

    This is the problem with Republicans. They will “eat their own,” yet refuse to go after the real enemy.


  3. Bob English said at 11:06 am on July 18th, 2012:

    In some of the non battleground states like NJ where either Romney or Obama are way ahead/way behind in current polling, the end results in November are hard to change much either way since the candidate that is far behind does not usually invest much in the way or resources. With much of NJ in the expensive NY media market (NY is another non competive state for Romney) its hard to see that campaign spending a lot of time and $$$ in NJ when there are so many other states that polls indicate are virtual ties at this point with at least some of those being must wins for Romney to have a chance.

    Free has a good point that the end game in NJ for the R’s is trying to get Kyrillos elected however Romney can not lose by 10 or 11 points for Kyrillos to have a chance.

    The overall political climate in NJ is more towards the middle/moderate than some of the more conservative states where Romney will do well.