Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump among registered New Jersey voters, according to a Monmouth University poll, but it’s a surprisingly narrow margin in a state that has been loyally blue in presidential elections going back to 1992.
Clinton has 38 percent to Trump’s 34 percent in a November matchup. Another 26 percent said they would vote a third party or independent candidate in the November general election, or are undecided, according to the results out Tuesday.
Clinton’s support has been eroding over several polls matching her against Trump. The likely Democratic nominee had 50 percent backing, to Republican Trump’s 36 percent, in a Rutgers-Eagleton poll on April 18.
New Jersey has voted Democrat in the last six presidential elections, which included siding with losers Al Gore in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004. The last Republican to carry New Jersey was George H.W. Bush.