Tea Party Candidate Gains Ground in New Jersey House Race

A new poll shows that a Tea Party Republican candidate is continuing to close the gap with the Democratic incumbent in the race to represent New Jersey's 6th District in Congress.

The Monmouth University poll shows Democrat Frank Pallone getting 52 percent of the vote to Republican Anna Little's 47 percent among likely voters.

That 7-point margin in the poll conducted Oct. 22 to 25 is closer than just three weeks ago, when Pallone was up by 12.

The difference is that Little has increased her lead among independents in the district that includes parts of Monmouth, Middlesex and Union Counties. Little's campaign has targeted independents as it knocks on doors.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.