FDU Poll: Obama up by 18

Yet another poll gives Barack Obama a huge lead over John McCain in New Jersey.

In a Fairleigh Dickinson University Public Mind poll released today, Obama leads McCain by eighteen points – 53% to 35%. That’s five points higher than the last FDU poll, in which Obama led by 13%.

The survey shows 80% of voters under 30 planning to cast their ballots for Obama, along with 85% of former Hillary Clinton supporters.

“From the beginning, the McCain campaign hoped to use disgruntled Clinton supporters to their advantage. If McCain’s strategy in picking Governor Palin for his running mate was to win over former Clinton supporters, Garden State women are clearly not impressed,” said pollster Dan Cassino.

The polling institute contacted 852 likely voters between October 23rd and 29th, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5%.

FDU Poll: Obama up by 18