Democratic lawmakers Bonnie Watson Coleman and Linda Greenstein are in a statistical dead heat in the race to replace an outgoing congressman, according to a new internal poll released Wednesday.
Watson Coleman’s camp released the findings of the Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group poll that found the Democrats are locked in a statistical tie. Both lawmakers are vying for their party’s endorsement to replace outgoing U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12).
“This is significant because an internal Greenstein poll, released about one month ago, had Watson Coleman down 10 points with very low name recognition,” reads one the campaign’s key findings from the poll.
A majority of people polled is undecided in the race.
Twenty-eight percent of people polled support Greenstein and 27 percent favor Watson Coleman. Only 7 percent support Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula and 38 percent of voters are undecided.
The survey polled 400 likely Democratic primary voters between March 25 to 27 and has a margin of error of +/- 5 percent.