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By Kim Glovas

HAMDEN, Conn. (CBS) — The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows that New Jersey voters favor the Democratic incumbents in the upcoming general election.

Maurice Carroll of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute says Pres. Obama and US senator Robert Menendez are leading their Republican challengers in this survey, conducted between July 9th and 15th.

quinnipiac poll x Poll: NJ Voters Backing Obama, Menendez Re election Efforts“Those Quinnipiac numbers are pretty, pretty commanding,” Carroll tells KYW Newsradio.  “Forty-nine to thirty-eight (percent) for Obama over Romney, 47 to 34 for Menendez over Kyrillos.  Now could those change, I suppose, but it’s a long, long way to go.”

Carroll says young voters favor Obama in huge numbers, while people over the age of 55 favor Romney.  He says that ethnicity also seems to play a role.

“Demographics, I suppose, are destiny.  The black vote, which has elected Democrats here, there, and everywhere for years, is overwhelmingly for Obama. ”

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