Polls indicate Sen. Lautenberg could be early winner

The Senate race between Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg and his Republican opponent, Dick Zimmer, could end early Tuesday, according to polls that predict Lautenberg will win 52 percent to 33 percent.

If Lautenberg prevails, this will be his fifth term in the senate. His campaign is confident that the polling numbers, which have indicated a 50 percent or more lead by Lautenberg throughout the campaign, are accurate.

According to both campaigns, a main issue throughout the race has been Lautenberg?s age. He is 84 years old.

Polls also indicated that about 72 percent of likely voters either don?t know of Zimmer or have no opinion of him. Polls remain open until 8 p.m., though Lautenberg?s campaign is anticipating an early win.

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