Marist/NBC Poll Is Bad News For New Jersey Tea Parties

we the peopleWe The People of New Jersey do not support the Tea Party or Second Amendment movements, according to an Marist/NBC poll released this morning.

72% of the 1080 self identified New Jersey registered voters who responded to the poll said “No” when asked if they considered themselves supporters of the Tea Party movement.  19% said “Yes” and 9% were unsure.

The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3 % and only questioned 22% of the amount of people that Leigh-Ann Bellew’s campaign surveyed, just in the 13th legislative district, two weeks ago.

Bellew’s campaign said that 83% or their respondents favor Tea Party candidates in the 13th.  Campaign manager Dwayne Harris would not get into the specifics of the poll, like the margin of error or how many phone calls they had to make to reach 5000 people.

67% of registered voters think New Jersey needs stricter gun laws, per the Marist/NBC poll.  25% think New Jersey’s current gun laws should not be changed.  6% said New Jersey’s gun laws should be less strict.   Harris wouldn’t say if the Bellew campaign polled the gun question.

27% of New Jersey voters consider themselves liberal. 32% consider themselves conservative and 40% consider themselves moderate, according to the Marist/NBC poll.

Posted: May 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Bayshore Tea Party Group, LD 13, Leigh-Ann Bellew, Tea Party | Tags: , , , , , | 14 Comments »

14 Comments on “Marist/NBC Poll Is Bad News For New Jersey Tea Parties”

  1. Statistician said at 10:24 am on May 8th, 2013:

    Hate to be the devil’s advocate… But considering that probably 45% of those voters are Republicans, then 19% yes and 9% unsure is quite significant for tea partiers. That leaves 15-20% as establishment.

  2. Thomas Scarano said at 10:29 am on May 8th, 2013:

    and what happens if you poll people about the principals of the tea party? Smaller government, lower taxes, etc.

    and what does stricter gun laws mean.. how many of these people polled know the current law?

    seems to be another poll designed to advance a narrative..

  3. Seth Grossman said at 10:56 am on May 8th, 2013:

    This is what happens when the Democrats, the newspapers, the TV news, the colleges, the public schools, and the Hollywood movies and pop culture relentlessly attack our ideas, when the Republicans make no effort to defend them, and when too many folks on our side spend most of their time complaining to each other in emails and at endless meetings that produce little constructive action. I admire and appreciate all of the conservative candidates who are running with me in the June 4 Primary Election, because this is the only way to get our message out to the general public. Enough! http://www.grossman4NJ.com

  4. I will bet that said at 11:02 am on May 8th, 2013:

    at least 95% of the respondants do not even know what NJ gun laws are.

    This is a push poll plan and simple.

    The correct question is do you know what the NJ gun laws are and do you know how the State enforces them?

    Of course it will never be asked this way. The poll has an agenda to advance.

    Unfortunetly, most voters and ALL politicians will take polls like these as a mandate to pass some stupid laws.

    Oh and yes my 95% estimate is about as scienctific as this bogus poll.

  5. @ Double Douche I Will Bet said at 1:20 pm on May 8th, 2013:

    Ahhhhh, I’ll take a Marist poll over your rose colored glasses and that FRAUD of a poll done by the wannabe campaign manager for Bellew’s campaign.

    You know, the one where he won’t release the questions, internals and sampling info; like MOST polls do.


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  6. Name calling , silence do little you are so cleaver only if you could read. said at 2:32 pm on May 8th, 2013:

    never mentioned the poll about Bellew campaign. Where do you get that it is my poll??? If you knew how to read you would see I was referring to the question about the second amendment that was in the Marist/NBC poll.

    Not sure where you got that I was referring to the the Bellew poll, I will tell you that both Kyrillos and Bellew leave a lot to be desired. This Republican is dissappointed by both. Not everyone on this site is a Tea Party member or a supporter of the incumbents.

    Oh and BTW, stop flattering yourself with your sign off. The fact that you use that is hysterical.

  7. Whatever Mental Midget I Will Bet said at 4:17 pm on May 8th, 2013:

    You said, YOU DON’T BELIEVE THIS BOGUS POLL. I said I would believe it over the faux Bellew poll. I NEVER said it was YOUR poll. I was just drawing a comparison.

    It’s as SIMPLE as that. If YOU knew out to read. The hysterical part is that you can write.



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  8. As well Double Douch said at 4:21 pm on May 8th, 2013:

    The article referred to Bellew’s poll, in a well put sarcastic manner and thus it was fully within reason to compare the polls.

    Nuts, You’re All Nuts


  9. Bob English said at 4:30 pm on May 8th, 2013:

    We could read different things into the poll all day long however the way voters identify themselves in NJ is still consistent to what other polls have shown in the past.

    “27% of New Jersey voters consider themselves liberal. 32% consider themselves conservative and 40% consider themselves moderate, according to the Marist/NBC poll.”

    Moral of the story continues to be he or she or that can win the backing of the majority of moderate voters in NJ wins elctions.

  10. @Seth Grossmanbot said at 9:28 pm on May 8th, 2013:

    Speaking of Grossman, I just looked at his Facebook page (with ONLY 254 likes) and words of desperation; begging for money and lying about Christie.

    I looked at his webpage, same message of desperation.

    There’s a reason why Christie has such a high approval rating and out raised Seth Grossman. They know him and they trust him. That many people can’t be wrong Bot.

  11. Stouthearted Patriot said at 9:58 pm on May 8th, 2013:

    The problem with our Tea Party candidates is that they need help with fundraising. That’s why they should bring in an out-of-state celebrity to energize their campaigns and bring in needed funds as well as establish their credibility. Joe The Plumber would be an excellent choice, especially since he was in New Jersey four years ago to do a fundraiser for Steve Lonegan which was very successful. If he can’t make it, maybe Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann would do. Even Rick Santorum would be great especially since he can attract citizen patriots from Pennsylvania as well, and he has also done fundraisers for Tea Party candidates in New Jersey. It’s too bad Anna Little sold out to RINOs Chris Christie and Joe Kyrillos when they pressured her not to invite Sarah Palin for a fundraiser. If she had Frank Pallone would be collecting unemployment.

  12. The Problem With Stouthearted Patriot said at 10:37 pm on May 8th, 2013:

    is that he lives in lala land. Big name personalities only come to support people who actually have a chance to win. They have the access to the same polling that others have to show that Seth is a goner. Besides, they are not going to show up for a lowly statewide race. Again, naivete is nice; but it betrays you when you think you know how campaigns work.

    Why would they risk their reputation on such?

    Same reason why the current crop of Tea Party “Rock Star wannabies” had to go to the Democrats for money. They can’t raise money because people know they are frauds and phonies and will lose.

    Bring us real, qualified leadership from the Tea Parties and qualified pragmatic conservatives who came up through the ranks from Township Committee ect; and then those kind of big names will support a proven record.

    Oh, and Joe the Plumber? Nice guy, but old news. Didn’t he lose a race for something too? But, the BSTPG did give us Christine O’donnell. Look how that turned out


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  14. Captain Freedom said at 1:32 pm on June 2nd, 2013:

    That is BS. New Jersey is a state that is mostly deceived by the liberal media that likes to promote dangerous policies that hurt America.

    New Jersey also has a lot of gang violence in some of it’s larger cities, and it’s harder for law abiding citizens to defend themselves from criminals who will carry guns regardless of what ‘laws’ there are.

    We cannot promote a weak society. People need to be more informed about the common sense solutions of the Tea Party. Lower taxes, smaller government, protecting our Constitutional rights.