Rep. Tom MacArthur leads Democrat Andy Kim by just two points, 47%-4%, in a race that is within the margin of error, according to a new Stockton University poll released today.
In the 3rd district, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin leads incumbent Bob Menendez by nine points, 49%-40%.
MacArthur has upside-down favorables of 37%-40%, while Kim, a former Obama White House staffer, is at 40%-31%.
President Donald Trump is also upside down in the district, with approvals of 44%-54%.
“While the most recent voter registration numbers show over 12,000 more Democrats than Republicans in the 3rd District, MacArthur and Kim have bases of support within the district broken down by county boundaries,” said Michael W. Klein, interim executive director of the Hughes Center. “In a race this close, whoever does a better job of turning out their voters will have a big advantage.”
Kim leads in the Burlington County portion of the district by 15 points, while MacArthur has a 20-point lead in Ocean County.Stockton NJ3
Stockton Poll - MacArthur and Kim in Tight 3rd District Race