62% of New Jersey adults support legalizing marijuana, up from 59% last year, according to a Monmouth University Poll released this morning.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Marijuana, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Legal Marijuana, Monmouth County News, Monmouth University Poll, New Jersey, Patrick Murray | 24 Comments »
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.admin | Filed under: New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: Monmouth Poll, Monmouth Poll. Patrick Murray, New Jersey, Patrick Murray, Phil Murphy | Comments Off on Monmouth Poll: New Jersey has mixed feelings for Phil Murphy
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.
Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth University Poll, Patrick Murray | Tags: 2018 elections, Analysis, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Poll, Monmouth Poll. Patrick Murray, Monmouth University Polling Institute, New Jersey, Opinion, Patrick Murray | 3 Comments »
“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.”
Cruz Zigged While the GOP Electorate Zagged
By Patrick Murray
The Cruz campaign’s attempt to coalesce the #NeverTrump movement around their candidate #NeverHappened. In hindsight, the attempt to position him as the establishment alternative may not have been the wisest move.
Ted Cruz entered the 2016 presidential race with a reputation as the Senate Republican conference’s enfant terrible. He ended his campaign as the establishment’s last hope to deny Donald Trump the party’s nomination. The problem is that GOP voters’ desire for a political outsider intensified just as he was making this pivot.
Exit polls conducted by the national media’s National Election Pool asked voters in 24 different contests this year whether the next president should have experience in politics or be from outside the political establishment.admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Donald Trump, Monmouth County, Monmouth University Poll, Patrick Murray | Tags: 2016 Presidential elections, Donald Trump, Monmouth Poll, Patrick Murray, Ted Cruz | 2 Comments »
TRENTON — A controversial proposal aiming to change the way New Jersey redraws its legislative districts will not be voted on Monday as state lawmakers gather for the final votes of the two-year legislative session, according to the measure’s top sponsor in the state Senate. Instead, state Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-N.J.) said, Democratic lawmakers pushing the… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: January 11th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ Constitution, NJ Democrats, NJ State Legislature | Tags: Fixed elections, Legislative redistricting, NJ State Legislature, Patrick Murray, SCR-188, Sen. Nicolas Scutari | Comments Off on N.J. Dems’ controversial redistricting plan ‘dead for today’
But most say the government not doing enough to protect US
West Long Branch, NJ – Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the US receives little public support in to the latest national Monmouth University Poll. In fact, more Americans believe that radicalized US citizens pose a greater threat than terrorists who infiltrate our borders. At the same time, a majority support sending US ground troops to the Middle East to fight ISIS.
Few Americans (32%) believe the US government is doing enough to prevent a future terrorist attack on American soil, while 59% say it is not doing enough. The public was more divided in January, when 44% said the government was doing enough and 49% said it was not. However, they are not persuaded by a number of proposals put forth in recent weeks to stop such attacks.
Donald Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States generates little support, even among his fellow Republicans. Just 26% of Americans are in favor of this idea while 67% are opposed. Majorities of Democrats (83%), independents (64%), and Republicans (52%) oppose such a ban. In fact, only those voters who specifically support Trump for the GOP nomination favor such a ban (61% to 29% opposed). Among other Republicans and Republican-leaning voters, nearly 2-in-3 (65%) oppose a ban on Muslims entering the country, with only 26% in favor.admin | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Monmouth University Poll, War on terror | Tags: Barack Obama, Donald Trump, ISIL, ISIS, Monmouth University Polling Institute, Patrick Murray, Press Release, War on terror | 2 Comments »
Donald Trump will probably have nice things to say about the Monmouth University Poll again. Trump derided Patrick Murray’s poll last week that showed his support in Iowa slipping to Senator Ted Cruz. Previously, Trump has praised Monmouth polls that show him during well.
In a poll released today, Murray is 95% certain that Trump’s national support for the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination among Republican voters is between 36% and 46%.
Trump’s next closest competitor is Texas Senator Ted Cruz, with 9-19% support. (95% certainty). Trump’s current support is up from 28% in the October Monmouth Poll that he said nice things about.
Murray surveyed 1006 randomly selected American adults. 358 of them self-identified as Republican or Republican leaning voters.Posted: December 14th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Monmouth University Poll, Patrick Murray | Tags: 2016 Presidential elections, 2016 Presidential politics, Donald Trump, Monmouth Poll, Patrick Murray | 2 Comments »
Christie doubles his support from 1% to 2%
A Monmouth University Poll released this morning puts Texas Senator Ted Cruz in the lead of the 2016 Republican Iowa Caucus with the support of 24% of Iowa voters likely to attend the February 1st caucus.
Cruz’s support appears to have come at the expense of Dr. Ben Carson, who dropped from 32% in an October Monmouth poll to 13% today. Cruz was at only 10% in November.
Donald Trump and Florida Senator Marco Rubio are within 2 points of each other for second in today’s poll. Trump has 19% and Rubio 17%.
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Evangelical voters, who make up about half of the Iowa GOP caucus electorate, back Cruz (30%) over Trump (18%), Rubio (16%), and Carson (15%). In October, Carson held the advantage with this group – garnering 36% support to 18% for Trump, 12% for Cruz, and 9% for Rubio.
Cruz also has an edge among voters who call themselves tea party supporters. He commands 36% support among this group, compared to 20% for Trump, 17% for Carson, and 11% for Rubio. In October, this group gave their vote to Carson (30%) over Trump (22%), Cruz (17%), and Rubio (8%).
There is a notable gender difference among caucusgoers’ preferences. Men prefer Cruz (29%) and Trump (24%) over Rubio (12%) and Carson (12%). Women support Rubio (23%) and Cruz (19%) over Carson (15%) and Trump (14%).
TRENTON — This past Tuesday’s elections in New Jersey are likely to make history, according to a prominent pollster — but not in a way that would make Garden State politicians proud. Only 20.8 percent of registered voters in the state turned up to the polls on Election Day, according to a preliminary analysis by Patrick… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 8th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: 2015 Elections, 2015 Legislative Races, New Jersey, Patrick Murray | 7 Comments »