Stockton Poll: 2nd District Senate Race Close

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A new poll released by Stockton University reveals likely voters in the state are torn between two candidates in the race for New Jersey's 2nd Legislative District senate seat.

After surveying 521 likely voters in the 2nd District, the Stockton Polling Institute of the William J. Hughes Center of Public Policy concluded that Democrat candidate Colin Bell and Republican candidate Assemblyman Chris Brown are tied at 46 percent each, with 7.3 percent undecided or voting for an independent.

Bell is currently acting as senator, completing the late Jim Whelan's unexpired term.

In the district's Assembly race, incumbent Vince Mazzeo leads with 34 percent, followed by Democrat John Armato with 25 percent.

Republican Vince Sera and running-mate Brenda Taube earned 17 and 16 percent, respectively. Independent candidates Heather Gordon and Mico Lucide both have just over 2 percent each with 5 percent of voters undecided.

The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.

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