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  [NJ] Poll: Democrats, stem cell research backed by voters
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Last EditedArmyDem  Oct 25, 2007 09:02am
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News DateThursday, October 25, 2007 03:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionBy TOM HESTER Jr. | Associated Press Writer
9:15 AM EDT, October 25, 2007

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey voters are ready to support Democrats and stem cell research, a poll released Thursday found.

With the Nov. 6 legislative elections nearing, the latest Rutgers-Eagleton poll found 42 percent of likely voters support Democratic Assembly candidates, compared to 32 percent who back Republicans.

It also found 46 percent support Democratic Senate candidates, compared to 34 percent who support a Republican.

Tim Vercellotti, director of polling at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, said that bodes well for Democrats who control the Assembly 50-30 and the Senate 22-18.

"While statewide poll data cannot predict the outcome of individual races for the 80 Assembly seats and 40 Senate seats on the ballot, the general sense of the electorate favors Democrats right now," Vercellotti said.

It also favors plans to ask voters on Nov. 6 whether to borrow $450 million to support stem cell research in the state for the next 10 years.

The poll found voters support approving the ballot question by a 57 percent to 36 percent margin.
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