Citing ballot drop off, Stockton pollsters said they expected the margin to be slimmer than what their poll found. Usually found at the bottom of a ballot, the state’s three referendums are on the back side of mail-in ballots this year.
The poll found former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump 47%-45% in South Jersey, which the poll defines as including Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem Counties.
The results are a potential boon to Rep. Andy Kim (D-Marlton) and Democratic House challenger Amy Kenenedy, whose South Jersey districts backed Trump in 2016. Trump won the third district by six points that. He won the second district by five points.
A worse performance could spell doom for Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis), who has tied himself closely to the president since defecting to the Republican party, and it bodes ill for Republican challenger David Richter.