It’s Booker versus Lonegan tomorrow at the polls in a special Wednesday election to fill the U.S. Senate seat that was held by Frank Lautenberg, who died in June.
Democrat Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, holds a 10 point lead (52% to 42%) over Republican Steve Lonegan, the former mayor of Bogota in Bergen County, according to a Monmouth University poll released Monday. That’s narrower than previous margins in the poll. Booker held a 16-point edge this summer and a 13-point lead over Lonegan two weeks ago. Not only that, but a full 12 percent of voters say they are either undecided or could change their mind about the candidate they intend to support.
Turnout continues to be a big question in this unprecedented situation. The poll’s current likely voter model indicates that between 35% and 40% of registered voters will cast a ballot this week.
Make your plan today to vote tomorrow. Go here to find your polling places and hours.