Back to Back Polls Show Menendez Up Double Digits Over Kyrillos
A second poll in as many days shows Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., with a solid lead over Republican state Sen. Joe Kyrillos, with the new survey, from Quinnipiac University, showing Menendez at his highest-ever approval rating and approaching the critical 50-percent threshold among registered voters.
Menendez leads Kyrillos, 49 percent to 34 percent, according to the Quinnipiac poll, which was released early Wednesday. Fourteen percent of voters are undecided. Among the crucial bloc of independent voters, Menendez leads, 44 percent to 33 percent.
A Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Tuesday showed Menendez doubling up Kyrillos, 44 percent to 22 percent. In that survey, 26 percent of voters were undecided.
The Kyrillos camp touted the results of the Rutgers-Eagleton poll Tuesday, calling Menendez's 44-percent plurality in that poll "Jon Corzine territory," a reference to the Garden State's former Democratic governor, who struggled to budge his poll numbers from the mid-40s before losing to Republican Gov. Chris Christie, a Kyrillos ally.