Obama's New Jersey Coattails Provide No New Tailwind for Democrat Lautenberg in Bid For Senate Re-Election
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In an election for United States Senator from New Jersey on 10/13/08, Democratic incumbent Frank Lautenberg defeats Republican Dick Zimmer 51% to 38%, according to this latest SurveyUSA poll.
Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released two weeks ago, neither candidate's numbers have changed. This is significant given that Obama has gained 5 net points on McCain in New Jersey during the same period.
Lautenberg, who served in the Senate from 1982 through 2000 and who won election again in 2002, leads by 11 points among men and by 15 points among women.
14% of Republicans cross over to vote for Lautenberg.
11% of Democrats cross over to vote for Zimmer, a former US House member.
There is movement among Independents to Zimmer.
The SurveyUSA poll was conducted exclusively for WABC-TV New York and WCAU-TV Philadelphia.
551 Likely voters were surveyed.
Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.3%