NERVOUS IN NEW JERSEY: GOP Candidate Within TWO POINTS of Sen. Bob Menendez

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Fresh internal polling is shedding stunning new light on the neck-and-neck race shaping up in New Jersey; with GOP candidate Bob Hugin pulling within two points of incumbent Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez.

"With just over three weeks until Election Day, our latest internal campaign survey continues to show Bob Hugin and Bob Menendez in a statistical dead heat,” says a new memo released by National Research Inc.

The recent survey has “Hugin at 40% and Menendez at 42%.”

“That result comes after a telephone survey of 600 likely voters — a pool of 31 percent Republicans, 45 percent Democrats, and 24 percent unaffiliated voters. Those are encouraging numbers coming out of state that hasn’t elected a Republican senator since the early days of the Reagan administration. A two point deficit could stand between Republicans and another seat in the Senate,” writes the Washington Examiner.

The new poll may spell disaster for Democrats hoping to retake the Senate this November, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer vowing to repeal the GOP ‘tax scam’ in the solidly blue state of New Jersey.

Read the full report here.