MacArthur is running for the House in southern New Jersey. (Meredith Dake/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
A new Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee poll shows a dead heat in a competitive New Jersey House race.
In the survey, obtained first by CQ Roll Call, insurance company owner Tom MacArthur, the Republican nominee, leads the Democrat, Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard, 46 percent to 43 percent. The results are within the poll’s 4.9 percent margin of error.
New Jersey’s 3rd District is open this cycle because GOP Rep. Jon Runyan is retiring. The district, which starts in the Philadelphia suburbs and runs east to the Garden State’s coastline, picked President Barack Obama by a 5-point margin in 2012.
But the president’s unpopularity has shifted the national political climate to increasingly favor the GOP in the midterms. Full story