Latest State Polls Round-Up: “Buyer’s Remorse” About Clinton in N.J.?
Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are comfortably ahead of John McCain in a New Jersey general election match-up, but a Monmouth University/Gannett poll found suggestions of what it described as “buyers’ remorse” in the 10-point victory the state’s Democrats gave Clinton in its Feb. 5 primary. Obama leads John McCain by 56 percent to 32 percent and Clinton is ahead by 52 percent to 38 percent. But now, Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents say they favor Obama over Clinton by 45 percent to 38 percent. Obama’s favorability ratings is 58 percent to 27 percent, Clinton’s is 46 percent to 43 percent and McCain comes out on the negative side with 45 percent who view him unfavorably compared to 39 percent.