The special U.S. Senate election has tightened according to the polls. A Monmouth University poll says that Newark Mayor Cory Booker holds a 13% percent lead over former Bogata mayor Steve Lonegan. Booker had led by 16 points in August. Booker has solid support among Democratic voters (88%), while Lonegan musters support from 83% of his Republican base. Independent voters give a statistically insignificant 46% to 40% edge to Booker. The special election will be held on Oct. 16.