Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Kean Takes Solid Lead Over Menendez

State Senator Tom Kean Jr. (we're not supposed to refer to him as "Jr" anymore) now has a solid lead over Senator Robert Menendez, a new Rasmussen poll reports.

42% to 35%? That's a pretty low showing for a U.S Senator, even if he's only been in office a few days. It seems that one mistake the Menendez team might have made is the lack of P.R surrounding his appointment to the Senate by Corzine. He made few public speaking appearences, and when he did, he made little point of what he planned to do in office. Most of the stories about him concentrated on his background (son of immigrants, always wanted to be a Senator blah blah blah..).

Menendez hasn't yet convinced the voters that he's more than a party hack.


At 8:50 PM, Blogger Xpatriated Texan said...

From my perspective, the arguments for making Bob Menendez Senator were:
1) He's raised a lot of money
2) He's Hispanic
3) He was once a reformer

I don't think he's got a resonant argument there. Could be that's why he's having problems already.



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