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New Jersey 12th District - Sipprelle vs. Holt

Candidates

Rush Holt

Rush Holt (D)*

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Scott Sipprelle

Scott Sipprelle (R)

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RCP Ranking:
2010 Key Races:
NJ-3 | NJ-6

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2008:
President | Senate | NJ-3 | NJ-7
2006: Senate
2004: President

Polling Data

PollDateSampleHolt (D)Sipprelle (R)Spread
Final Results----53.045.9Holt +7.1
Monmouth10/25 - 10/271042 LV5143Holt +8
Monmouth10/9 - 10/12630 LV5146Holt +5
NJ12

Race Analysis

10/28/10 -- Like most New Jersey districts, gerrymandering makes it difficult to describe the geographic base of this district, which stretches from Trenton in the west almost to the Jersey Shore in the East.  Incumbent Rush Holt has held onto the district easily since the 2002 redistricting, but polling has shown a much closer race this time, albeit with Holt above the critical 50 percent mark.

 

Previous Election Results

  2008: Holt (D) 63%, Bateman (R) 35%   2008: Obama (D) 58%, McCain (R) 41%
  2006: Holt (D) 66%, Sinagra (R) 34%   2004: Kerry (D) 54%, Bush (R) 45%
  2004: Holt (D) 59%, Spadea (R) 40%   2000: Gore (D) 58%, Bush (R) 42%