Democratic incumbent Jeff Van Drew is up over his Republican opponent by 18 points, according to a poll released today.
The poll from Stockton State’s William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy shows Van Drew leading David DeWeese 49 percent to 30.5 percent, with 17 percent not sure and 3 percent supporting someone else. Those numbers have actually narrowed since September when Van Drew led 56 percent to 23 percent with 19 percent unsure.
“Mr. DeWeese has managed to make the race somewhat closer over the course of the last five weeks. He is still faced with the daunting task of converting every ‘not sure’ or ‘someone else’ to get the race close,” said Daniel J. Douglas, Director of the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy.
Democratic incumbent Assemblymen Nelson T. Albano and Matthew Milam lead their Republican challengers Suzanne M. Waters and Samuel L. Fiocchi. Albano garnered the largest percentage of the voters polled with 50 percent, followed by Milam at 42 percent, Walters at 29.5 percent and Fiocchi at 31 percent.
Gov. Chris Christie also gained ground in his ratings with 57 percent of those polled giving the governor a favorable rating against 41 percent who viewed him unfavorably. Those numbers are up from the 52 percent favorable to 45 unfavorable ratings from the poll conducted in late September.