FDU Poll: Christie Up By 19%, 40% Say They Are Republican

The biggest, perhaps only, surprise in the FDU Public Mind Poll of the New Jersey gubernatorial race released this morning is that 40% of the respondents identified themselves as Republicans. 47% said they are Democrats and only 13% said they are Independent or refused to identify their party.

The overall results in the FDU poll are in line with the other Independent/Academic polls of the race: Governor Christie is going to win.  The question is his margin.  Will it be 19% as FDU says this morning, 33% as Quinnipiac said on Tuesday or by 24% as the Monmouth University Poll measured two weeks ago.

In Quinnipiac’s October 29 poll, 30% of likely voters said they were Republican,  34% said they were Democrats and 31% said they were Independent.  Monmouth weighted it’s respondents, 38% Democratic, 28% Republican and 34% Independent.

If there is a surge in New Jersey voters considering themselves Republican, there could be unexpected coattails from Christie’s victory into the legislative races. If that happens, Trenton will have been turned upside down.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “FDU Poll: Christie Up By 19%, 40% Say They Are Republican”

  1. Evidence of Christie Coattails in New FDU Election Poll? | The Save Jersey Blog said at 9:25 am on November 1st, 2013:

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  2. DavidE said at 11:14 am on November 1st, 2013:

    It’s probably just a followup question that caused the discrepancy. If someone answers Independent, then the questioner just asks a followup question.