A Zogby International /William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Richard Stockton College poll showing Rob Andrews with a 37%-28% lead over Frank Lautenberg is wonderful news for the 84-year-old incumbent: the poll included only Democratic primary voters for Andrews’ South Jersey base. Pundits suggest that Andrews would need to come out of South Jersey with closer to 60% of the vote if he has any hope of ousting Lautenberg in the June 3 primary.
Morristown Mayor Donald Cresitello has 4% of the vote in South Jersey. Both Lautenberg and Andrews lead the three Republican U.S. Senate candidates in general election matchups.
In Camden and Gloucester counties, which Andrews has represented in Congress since 1990, he leads Lautenberg by a 58%-15% margin. But Lautenberg is ahead in a region that included Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Ocean counties, 39%-14%.