We 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.