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September 22, 2004

New Jersey and Bush: Perfect Together?

Bush Pulls to 48-48 Tie in Very Democratic NJ

A Quninppiac University poll (requires registration):

The Kerry campaign insisted yesterday that it still considered New Jersey safe for the Democrats and had no plans to divert the candidates' time or money from battleground states such as Pennsylvania.

The Quinnipiac poll reflects a stark change from a month ago, when Kerry led by 10 points among registered voters in New Jersey and seemed a lock to carry the state, which has not voted Republican in a presidential election since 1988.

But Kerry's advantage came before the Republican convention, which drew sharp contrasts between the two candidates on national security and catapulted Bush past Kerry in most national polls.


Republican officials said yesterday that the party was evaluating whether to make a serious push to win the state's 15 electoral votes.

Buoyed by New Jersey polls that indicated Bush was gaining ground, the White House sent Laura Bush to the Trenton area for a campaign rally last week. No decisions have been made on whether the President or Vice President Cheney will follow suit, according to GOP campaign officials.

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