The 3rd district congressional race between Democrat John Adler and Republican Christopher Myers is a statistical dead heat, according to a Zogby International poll conducted by The Press of Atlantic City and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. More than 16% of the voters poll remain undecided, with each candidate at 39%. Adler, a State Senator from Camden County, and Myers, the Mayor of Medford, are seeking the seat of Republican Jim Saxton, who is retiring after 24 years in the House. Republicans have held this seat since 1884.
Third district voters are also split on races for President and U.S. Senate: Barack Obama, 45%, John McCain, 44%; and Dick Zimmer, 45%, Frank Lautenberg 44%.
In the 2nd district, seven-term U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo has a 59%-29% lead over his Democratic challenger, Cape May Councilman David Kurkowsi. Democrat Rob Andrews, who wants to return to the House seat he’s held since 1990 after losing a U.S. Senate bid, leads Republican Dale Glading by 51 points, 69%-18%.