Tuesday, September 16, 2008

2 polls: Obama's lead shrinks in NJ

News Day

TRENTON, N.J. - Two presidential race polls out Tuesday indicate Republican John McCain has cut into Barack Obama's lead in New Jersey.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll, McCain has narrowed his 10-point gap of a month ago to just 3 percentage points among likely voters, with 48 percent saying they favor Obama to 45 percent supporting McCain.

A Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey poll has Obama's lead at 8 percentage points among likely voters, down from 14 points in July. In the most recent poll, Obama leads McCain 49 percent to 41 percent, with McCain having picked up 5 percent of undecided voters since the July poll.

Among registered voters, Obama's lead jumps to 11 percent (49 percent to 38 percent) in the Monmouth poll, although a third of the voters say they are not firmly committed to either candidate.
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