Two polls have McCain ahead in N.J.

Two polls show John McCain leading Rudy Giuliani in New Jersey’s February 5 presidential primary: a Neighborhood Research poll has McCain leading 31%-26%, with 18% for Mitt Romney, 9% for Mike Huckabee, and 4% for Ron Paul; and a Fairleigh Dickinson University poll has McCain ahead of Giuliani by a 23%-29% margin, with 10% for Romney and 7% for Huckabee.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton leads Barack Obama, 41%-27%, with 8% for John Edwards in the FDU poll.

Quinnipiac University will release their poll this morning.

“A Giuliani win in Florida would now be considered a major upset and could salvage the Mayor’s chances in New Jersey,” said Rick Shaftan, who is not working for any presidential candidate. “A Florida McCain victory could solidify the Arizona Senator’s support at Giuliani’s expense and Romney could win the state if he is able to unite conservative leaning (Fred) Thompson voters and conservative independents in his camp.” Two polls have McCain ahead in N.J.