Two former New Jersey residents, both Republicans, running for U.S. Senate trail their Democratic opponents in new polls released today of Georgia and Pennsylvania.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll of Georgia, Herschel Walker, a resident of Verona in the 1980s who went on to become a star in the National Football League, has 46% support to U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock (D-Georgia)’s 52%.
In Pennsylvania, meanwhile, a Monmouth University poll shows recent Cliffside Park resident Mehmet Oz in rough shape against Pennsylvania Lieutenant Gov. John Fetterman, though the poll did not include a direct head-to-head between the two candidates. 49% of respondents said they’d definitely or probably vote for Fetterman, compared to 39% who said the same for Oz.
Most election prognosticators consider the Georgia race to be a tossup, and Walker has led in some recent polls as well. Oz, on the other hand, is generally considered to be the underdog in Pennsylvania, following a brutal primary campaign and repeated attacks on his recent New Jersey residency.