What is wrong with these Democrats with horrible poll ratings? If they truly believe in their policies, they wouldn't run for re-election because they will be helping Republicans win. Why not bow out and let a fellow democrat who would most likely pursue a similar agenda have a chance at winning. A Democrat not saddled with broken campaign promises and being blamed for a bad economy could have won in New Jersey. A fresh face running as an outsider is much better than an incumbent with low approval numbers.
I understand the urge not to quit, and to believe you can defy gravity, but put your state first.