An internal poll has Steve Lonegan leading John McCann by 19 points ahead of the June 5 primary election.
The poll of 500 likely primary voters in the fifth congressional district, conducted by Victory Phones for the Lonegan campaign, had Lonegan leading McCann 46% to 27%, with the remainder undecided.
A majority of those polled, 51%, lived in Bergen County, with Sussex and Warren County residents making up 26% and 17% of the sample, respectively. Only 7% of those polled lived in Passaic county.
While Lonegan led McCann on the vote question, respondents viewed the two about as favorably; 56% of respondents said they had an extremely or somewhat favorable view of Lonegan, while 51% said the same of McCann.
On the flip side, 20% said they had a somewhat or extremely unfavorable view of McCann, while 18% said the same of Lonegan.
The poll’s margin of error was 4.4%.