Supporters of a county backed Trenton mayoral hopeful say internal polling indicates the race to succeed the former disgraced mayor of New Jersey’s capital city is a battle against three candidates.
Walker Worthy, who’s running with the support of the Mercer County Democratic establishment, is tied with fellow mayoral hopeful Jim Golden, according to an internal Worthy poll showing both men garnering 15 percent of the vote.
Eric Jackson, who has the city establishment’s backing, continues to be the race’s frontrunner, according to the poll, which puts Jackson at 19 percent.
Jackson’s camp dismissed the poll and its findings that were released a day before the Trenton election.
“As a general matter, I don’t believe in releasing internal polling data and I won’t start now, less than 24 hours before the polls open,” said Julie Roginsky, consultant for the Jackson campaign. “Suffice it to say that our survey research gives us great confidence going into Election Day.”
However, Worthy supporters say they’re encouraged by the poll as many believe – including the majority of the candidates – a runoff election is likely following tomorrow’s vote.