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U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, left, and retired pharmaceutical executive Bob Hugin, both candidates for New Jersey's U.S. Senate seat (NEW JERSEY GLOBE PHOTO)

Menendez has 15-point lead, Quinnipiac poll says

Menendez 55%, Hugin 40%

By David Wildstein, November 05 2018 8:01 am

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez has opened up a 15-point lead over Republican Bob Hugin and now leads 55%-40% in the race for the U.S. Senate in the final Quinnipiac University poll of the 2018 campaign.

Just 6% of likely voters say they might change their mind before polls open at 6 AM tomorrow.

Quinnipiac had Menendez ahead by seven points, 51%-44% on October 17.  In October 3, it was an 11-point race, 52%-42%.

Menendez was up 12-points, 51-39% in a Stockton University poll released last Friday.

Independent voters have broken to Menendez, a Democrat who has faced an onslaught of negative TV ads from Hugin, a pharmaceutical company CEO who has spent $35 million of his own money in his bid for the Senate.

Independents now back Menendez by 53%-39% margin.   In an October 17 poll, Hugin had a 51%-44% lead among independent voters.

Menendez has a 20-point lead among women, 58%-38%, and leads among men by a 51%-44% margin.

Among non-white voters, Menendez is ahead by a massive 71%-19% margin.

“While they may hold their nose to cast a ballot for Sen. Bob Menendez, voters signal they want to keep New Jersey’s Senate seat in the ‘D’ column in a blue state where President Donald Trump consistently remains unpopular,” said Mary Snow, polling analyst for the Quinnipiac University Poll.

Menendez has also brought Democrats — there are 921,000 more of them than Republicans in New Jersey — home.  He has an 89%-8% lead among voters of his own party.

Hugin has virtually no Republican defections — he’s ahead 95%-4% among members of his own party — despite taking a pro-choice stand and distancing himself from Trump.

From October 29 – November 4, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,115 New Jersey likely voters with a margin of error of +/- 4%.

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One thought on “Menendez has 15-point lead, Quinnipiac poll says

  1. They think the voters are stupid we no this is bogus. Everybody corrupt bob menendez has to go ,we can’t have him as senator for 6 more years. Go out and vote Nov. 6 ,stand in line stand in rain but make sure you vote bob hugin!!!

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