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NJ 05: Garrett (R) +7

Add Rep. Scott Garrett to the list of Republicans in GOP-leaning districts who shouldn't face tough challenges but are in a difficult year. A Research 2000/DailyKos poll surveyed 400 likely voters 10/20-22 for a margin of error of +/- 4.9%. Garrett and Rabbi Dennis Shulman were tested.

General Election Matchup
(All / Dem / GOP / Ind / Men / Wom)
Garrett......47 / 9 / 76 / 46 / 51 / 43 (-2 from last, 9/19)
Shulman....40 / 81 / 11 / 40 / 38 / 42 (+6)

Garrett is probably too conservative for his district, while Shulman is probably too liberal. In most years, that would benefit Garrett in this largely GOP district. This year, the race could be closer than anticipated.