"Part of it is their experience with Menendez, that you simply can never count him out," Monmouth University pollster Patrick Murray said. "He is an extremely good campaigner, very astute, and the sense is that without the trial happening at the same time as the fall campaign, Menendez's team will put together a very strong campaign to wipe out any negative feelings that may linger"
," reports a new Monmouth University poll. "The race has become an appeal to each party's base. The two candidates have solidified support in their regional strongholds leaving the Commonwealth's central region as the kingmaker. At the same time, voters have soured on the tone the campaign has taken in the last six weeks."