Thursday, September 30, 2010

Frank LoBiondo leads in poll

We actually have a poll of New Jersey's Second Congressional District thanks to The William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. In a sample of 400 likely voters in the district (PDF), they found Frank LoBiondo leads Gary Stein:

59 percent would vote for incumbent Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R) if the election was held today. 25 percent would vote for Gary Stein (D) and 13 percent were not sure. 68 percent had a favorable opinion of LoBiondo. 18 percent had a favorable opinion of Stein, however, Stein also had 72 percent who were not familiar enough with him to give an opinion. 56 percent approved of LoBiondo’s job performance.

They also surveyed the 1st and 3rd districts and overall of the 1200 likely South Jersey voters, "57 percent of the voters give President Obama good marks." That's a very good score, much better than his national rating. Obviously there's some dissonance in that LoBiondo is doing everything he can to stop anything Obama does, yet some people like that or don't think about it. 66% choose "jobs and the economy" as the top issue, as I would too.

(A personal note: I've been busy with work and personal items so I haven't been able to blog much. Needless to say, Representative LoBiondo is expected to be re-elected easily and he is voting against everything in the House, so perhaps we don't need a lot of posts anyway.)

He's not a liberal, but Gary Stein has posted at Blue Jersey to make his case over Lobiondo.