With less than three months until the gubernatorial primary, we can start to read the tea leaves through Quinnipiac’s poll ending March 15. Former Ambassador Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno each lead in the June 6 primary election. Despite spending barrels of money, Murphy, and being our LG for over seven years, Guadagno, they are still “little known” said Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. For those who seek a different candidate there remain plenty of “undecideds” to cultivate.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE RESULTS
- “In a general election matchup, Murphy leads Guadagno 47 – 25 percent, with 25 percent undecided.”
- “Murphy gets 23 percent in a Democratic primary, with 6 percent for Assembly member John Wisniewski, 4 percent each for former U.S. Treasury Under Secretary Jim Johnson and State Sen. Raymond Lesniak, and 2 percent for activist Bill Brennan. Most voters, 57 percent, are undecided.”
- “In a Republican primary, Guadagno leads with 28 percent, followed by 18 percent for comedian Joe Piscopo, 3 percent for Assembly member Jack Ciattarelli, 2 percent for Nutley Commissioner Steve Rogers and 1 percent for entrepreneur Joseph Rullo. Another 42 percent are undecided.”
- “New Jersey voters disapprove 76 – 19 percent of the job Gov. Christopher Christie is doing, and most voters give him a D or an F for job performance.”
- “U. S. Senator Cory Booker remains the most popular politician in New Jersey.”
Read the full Quinnipiac University Poll here.