Two more polls showing the contentious race for United States Senate remains close: a WNBC-TV Zogby poll has Tom Kean, Jr. leading Bob Menendez by a 42%-37% margin, and a Mason-Dixon MSNBC-McClathy poll has Menendez leading, 41%-41%. The consensus among several key Democratic officials is that, despite intense speculation, Menendez has no intention of dropping his bid for a full six-year term. Menendez continues to be emboldened by these close polls that come despite several allegations of ethical problems connected to him. For Republicans, that seems to be just fine. The GOP doesn’t want another switcheroo and strongly prefer Menendez’s continued candidacy; Kean does not want to suddenly find himself in a campaign against Richard Codey or Rob Andrews.