Poll: Menendez Leads Kyrillos, Trails Nameless
Poll: Menendez Leads Kyrillos, Trails Nameless Talk Radio News Service, flickr
Voters say they want someone other than Menendez.
An unnamed opponent holds the edge over incumbent Democrat Robert Menendez in New Jersey's U.S. Senate race.
Thursday's Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind survey finds 37 percent of registered voters surveyed support "someone else" compared to 30 percent for Menendez.
The first-term senator leads Republican Joe Kyrillos by nine percentage points in the poll. A quarter of the respondents are undecided.
Two-thirds of those surveyed say they've never heard of Kyrillos. However, that's up from 82 percent questioned in September.
The support of independent voters for Menendez drops from 37 percent to 17 percent when that group is offered "someone else" as the opponent instead of Kyrillos.
The telephone survey of 797 registered voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.