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Republican Anna Little making it a race with Frank Pallone

Littleanna102610_optTea Party-backed challenger behind by 7 percentage points

The race for New Jersey's 6th Congressional District seat in Monmouth and Middlesex counties has become closer in the past three weeks.

Incumbent Democrat Frank Pallone holds a 7-point lead over Tea Party-backed Republican Anna Little, 52 percent to 45 percent, according to a Monmouth University Poll made public Tuesday.

A poll taken three weeks ago found Pallone ahead by a 53 percent to 41 percent among likely voters in this district.

"Anna Little's gains have come from a tremendous grassroots effort in her home region of Monmouth County," Patrick Murray, the poll's director, said. Frank Pallone will need to bet on a strong turnout in more Democratic areas of this district to fend off this challenge," said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute."

Three weeks ago, Little had 47 percent to Pallone's 49 percent in mainly Republican Monmouth. However, Pallone continues to hold a sizable 58 percent to 37 percent lead in predominately Middlesex and in Plainfield and Franklin (Somerset). This is similar to his 58 percent to 33 percent showing in Democratic areas in an Oct. 6th Monmouth University poll.

Little has increased her lead among independent voters by 58 percent to 37 percent, compared to 51 percent to 38 percent three weeks ago. She holds on to 86 percent of the Republican vote, while Pallone takes 88 percent of the Democratic vote.

Voters who report already casting their ballots by mail make up about 7 percent of the total likely voter sample. The margin for these early voters matches the overall vote total at 52 percent Pallone and 45 percent Little.

Pallone's job performance rating among likely voters in this district stands at 45 percent approve to 43 percent disapprove. His approval number is basically the same as three weeks ago when it was 46 percent, but his disapproval number is up from 36 percent.

Pallone garners personal ratings of 45 percent favorable to 39 percent unfavorable, compared to 48 percent to 32 percent three weeks ago. By comparison, 38 percent of voters give Little a favorable rating — up from 33 percent three weeks ago — and 31 percent unfavorable — up from 22 percent. About 3 in 10 or 31 percent have no opinion of the Republican challenger, which is down from 45 percent three weeks ago.

The poll was conducted by automated telephone interviewing with 647 likely voters from Friday through Monday. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percent.

— TOM HESTER SR., NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

 
Comments (6)
6 Tuesday, 02 November 2010 22:02
allessio
NJ voters must love corrupt politicians. For example, Mr. Pallone strong arming the FDA to approve a device that the FDA recently rescinded. I guess NJ voters love Cap & Trade, ObamaCare, high property taxes, and big government, and amnesty, cause you just re-elected the poster boy for these. Do you see what is going on in the rest of the country NJ?!!! Give me a break!!
5 Tuesday, 02 November 2010 13:34
random person
Frank Pallone is going to help us with many things. One of those is health care, he is trying to help us get cheaper health care so we won’t waste as much money on it. He is also trying to be ecofriendly, by going ahead and trying to stop the off shore oil drilling out by sandy hook.
4 Friday, 29 October 2010 13:53
Belford Tom
I live in the 6th N.J. district. Pallone has to go. He is a major contributor to the mess in Washington. His voting record is not to be believed. He is a faithful follower of the Reid-Pelosi socialist movement. But let me get to his most recent effort in our behalf. While the economy stagnates and people in New Jersey lose their jobs day after day, our beloved Congressman is looking out for us by pressuring the Texas Rangers and S.F. Giants to curb the use of chewing tobacco. YOU GOTTA LOVE THIS GUY! I think we can all agree that the government is out of control and we need to correct it. Firing this guy is an excellent starting point.
Pallone is garbage... Typical jersey progressive 100% obama-reid-radical agenda. I hope this guy gets sent home... He has been in since,what, 1989?? For gods sake how long do we need to keep digging ourselves deeper into this liberal progressive hole... Its not working, look at all the worst stats in the country... Jersey is the worst in all, oh yeah except the gas tax, which btw the libbies want to raise? Great idea in an already struggling and stagnant NJ...raise gas taxes... More general fund nonsense that will be used to pad some more pensions for all there union buddies...

At this point I'd take mike the situation instead of Frank Pallone he seems to know how to bring money in without stealing it from everyone else.
2 Thursday, 28 October 2010 09:03
victoryfurniture
Little is not going to win...face it! She is not Congressional material and has done nothing for Highlands as mayor!
1 Wednesday, 27 October 2010 12:32
jsm
this poll polled 51% dems yet the district is 35% registered dems

fuzzy math = Frank retiring

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