Monmouth Poll: New Jersey has mixed feelings for Phil Murphy

Governor Murphy and Howell Democrats, Mayor Theresa Burger and Councilman John
Howell Councilman John Bonevich,

Governor Phil Murphy’s net approval rating has declined 13% after his first year in office and he is less popular than Governors Christie and Corzine were at this stage of their terms, according to a new Monmouth University Poll released this morning.

“Murphy started his term with greater public goodwill than his recent predecessors, but he has now fallen behind them.  The most troubling result may be the large number of his fellow Democrats who continue to take a wait-and-see attitude.  It seems he has yet to score a defining win with his base despite spending a significant amount of energy pushing a progressive agenda,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.

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Posted: February 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth Poll: New Jersey has mixed feelings for Phil Murphy

“Weight” before you take the latest Monmouth University poll too seriously

Monmouth University pollster Patrick Murray released a poll yesterday that, he says, indicates New Jersey’s Congressional Republicans are “facing hurricane force winds” and that all five New Jersey Republicans in the House of Representatives have a good chance of losing this year.

“This is pretty astounding. Not only are New Jersey Democrats doing better on the generic House ballot statewide, but the shift is coming almost entirely from districts currently held by the GOP. If these results hold, we could be down to just one or two — or maybe even zero — Republican members in the state congressional delegation after November.”

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Posted: April 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth University Poll, Patrick Murray | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Monmouth Poll: Clinton Opens Double Digit Lead Over Trump

HillTrumpHillary Clinton has opened a double digit lead over Donald Trump in a nationwide poll of likely voters released by Monmouth University today.  Prior to the conventions, Clinton held a slim two point lead.

Both candidates remain unpopular, but the Democrat has a growing advantage on being seen as more temperamentally suited for the presidency.  Still, Clinton’s email use remains a problem for her, while voters are divided on the impact of Trump’s attitude toward Russia.  The poll also found that voters are less optimistic and enthusiastic about the 2016 election than they were one year ago.

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Posted: August 8th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Monmouth University Poll | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Monmouth Poll: Christie’s numbers remain strong

A Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll released this morning indicates that Governor Christie’s approval numbers remain above 50% in New Jersey.  53% of registered voters approve of the job Christie is doing, compared to 35% that do not.

61% of Jersey voters think its a great idea that Mitt Romney tab Christie to give the keynote address at the Republican National Convention next month.

Christie has been promoting his bipartisan accomplishments in his out of state travels, but Jerseyans aren’t buying it.  31% of voters say that Christie and the Democratic leadership is working well together, 53% say they are not playing nice.  58% blame Christie and the Democrats equally.

The Democratic legislatures approval ratings remain in the tank, 35%-43%.

A majority of voters think it is wise to wait for state revenues to improve before cutting taxes.

Posted: July 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Legislature, Monmouth University Poll, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth Poll: Christie’s numbers remain strong