Money Can’t Buy Love For Pallone

IMG_8073 (562x640)Congressman Frank Pallone has the weakest support of the four candidates vying the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, according to a Kean University poll released yesterday, three weeks into the ten week campaign for the nod.

Of the 366 likely Democratic voters Kean surveyed, only 6% say they will vote for Pallone of August 13.  49% say they favor Newark Mayor Cory Booker.  Congressman Rush Holt and State Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver each are supported by 9%.  5% favor an other candidate and 22% are unsure.

In a June 10 Quinnipiac poll that did not include Oliver, Pallone came in last with 9% to Booker’s 53% and Holt’s 10%.

Both polls were taken before Pallone asked for and received MoreMonmouthMusings endorsement.

Pallone had $3.7 million in campaign cash as of his March filing with the Federal Election Commission.  Booker had $1.6 million and Holt had $797 thousand.

Steve Lonegan is leading Dr. Alieta Eck, 45%-15% among the 321 Republican voters Kean surveyed.

Governor Christie’s approval rating is 70% and wins reelection over State Senator Barbara Buono by 30 points, according to the Kean poll.

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Posted: June 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, 2014 U.S. Senate race, Senate Special Election | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “Money Can’t Buy Love For Pallone”

  1. Money Can’t Buy Love for Pallone | The Save Jersey Blog said at 9:51 am on June 27th, 2013:

    […] By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com […]

  2. It's about time said at 4:12 pm on June 27th, 2013:

    that the big phony is getting exposed as the do- nothing he has always been: since 1983 with his first state senate run, defeating the late and lovely Sen. Brian Kennedy with lib age discrimination and the rich- poor lines, he was an original shameless self- promoter, with nothing but fluff and promises of action that never really produced anything of lasting substance.. The unions and greenies bought into it, and if Congressman Howard hasn’t dropped dead on the golf clurse

  3. that's golf "course", back in 1988, said at 4:19 pm on June 27th, 2013:

    and he wasn’t the only county elected Dem at the time, his nearly 30 years of union-backed wins would not have occurred.. Proves that a lot if all this is simply luck and timing, and little about service,or fitness for office, and delivering real results / help for the taxpayers.. Hope he comes in last, in his primary in August: it’s an experience that is overdue for him.. Then, we’ll only be stuck with him in the lower house, til retirement or death..and,so it goes!…

  4. Shlomo said at 5:52 pm on June 27th, 2013:

    Forget about the polls. With MMM’s endorsement Pallone will win the primary easily and go on to lose to Steve Lonegan in the general election. New Jersey will have it’s first elected GOP US Senator since Clifford Case in 1979.

    Politically speaking, descending from Clifford Case to Steve Lonegan is it possible Darwin’s theory is backwards?