June 2, 2016 |
Democrat Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump with New Jersey voters, but not by much, according to a new Monmouth University poll. Asked which of the two candidates they would support if the presidential election were held today, 38 percent of registered New Jersey voters said Clinton, and 34 percent said Trump, according to the poll released Tuesday. A further 11 percent said they would vote for an independent candidate, and 15 percent were undecided. While Clinton's lead may seem small for a state that has voted for the Democratic presidential nominee in every election since 1992, "neither major-party candidate has fully locked in the support of their partisan bases," Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, said in a news release accompanying the results.
May 12, 2016 |
It's just one poll, and there are six months until the general election, but Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are essentially tied in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida, according to a Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday. With voters split along gender, race and age, and both candidates burdened by negative public perceptions, the presumptive Republican nominee and likely Democratic nominee appear set up for tight battles in the three swing states. Since 1960, no presidential candidate has won without carrying at least two of the three.
October 5, 2015 |
ALBIA, Iowa - The politicking was winding down, and Steva Havick Judge handed up the acoustic guitar that was her father's as an offering to the man in the white shirt with the rolled-up sleeves and Levi's. "What should I play?" said Martin O'Malley, former governor of Maryland and Democratic candidate for president, adjusting the tuning pegs. "Pinball Wizard!" someone shouted, and the crowd laughed. Sometimes it seems O'Malley, former member of a Celtic rock band, is the only presidential contender having any fun in a campaign of insults, the drip-drip-drip of Hillary Clinton's email problems, and warnings of doom from the left and the right.
September 18, 2015
WITH TWO SIZZLING debate performances, Carly Fiorina has emerged as the It Girl of the Republican field, the only "girl" in a field that looks like Favorite Boss Day at a Mormon theme park. (Byko Note: I use the word "girl" in a metaphorical way, not sexist. If I were to remark on her figure, that would be sexist.) Her slim figure was pylon-straight when - offered a slow pitch by CNN's Jake Tapper to respond to Donald Trump's bald-faced comment - she eviscerated the Trump-et.
April 22, 2015 |
As Gov. Christie pitches himself nationally as a straight-talking leader, fewer New Jersey voters than in the past are associating him with certain positive traits, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Tuesday. Asked how well trustworthy described the Republican governor, for instance, 17 percent of the state's voters said "very well" - a decline from 22 percent in October and 27 percent in January 2014, after the scandal over the George Washington Bridge lane closures broke.
February 13, 2015 |
The NCAA last month gave Joe Paterno his football wins back, but the bronze statue of the coach that for years greeted visitors outside Beaver Stadium remains in seclusion. And a lot of people think that's wrong, a new poll shows. Of 1,023 Pennsylvania residents polled by Quinnipiac University, 59 percent said the statue of Paterno with his finger in the air should be restored to a prominent place on Pennsylvania State University's campus. A quarter of those surveyed said it should not. The poll numbers, released Wednesday, landed on the same morning that the state Senate majority leader repeated his contention that Paterno had been unfairly "scapegoated," criticized the NCAA president, and called for new probes into how the athletic association handled the fallout of the Sandusky sex-abuse case.
October 3, 2014 |
Gov. Christie's job approval rating dropped to 46 percent among New Jersey voters, one of his lowest, in a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. At the same time, President Obama's approval rating hit an all-time low in New Jersey of 41 percent among registered voters, according to a Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll also released Wednesday. In both instances, the polls said the drops were driven by declines among women. While 51 percent of men surveyed in the Quinnipiac poll approved of Christie, among women 43 percent approved and 48 percent disapproved.
April 5, 2014 |
Gov. Christie is no longer the hottest politician in the country, according to a new poll. But in New Jersey, the Republican governor's sliding approval ratings following the George Washington Bridge controversy appear to have stabilized at just above 50 percent, another poll found. A national Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday ranking voter feelings about politicians found that Christie scored at 45.2 degrees on its "national thermometer" scale. The governor had scored 55.5 degrees in a poll released Jan. 9 - conducted just before the revelations linking a top Christie aide to the bridge controversy.
October 16, 2013 |
Update : A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday gives Democrat Cory Booker a 14 point lead over Republican Steve Lonegan with one day to go until New Jersey's special election for Senate. Earlier Story Is New Jersey's U.S. Senate race getting closer or not? Conflicting polls on Monday painted two different pictures of the contest that will be decided Wednesday. A Rutgers-Eagleton poll released in the afternoon indicated that Democrat Cory Booker would win in the blowout many expected, giving him a 22-point lead over Republican Steve Lonegan.
September 25, 2013 |
Cory Booker has four rallies planned Tuesday to boost his U.S. Senate campaign, and a big-name Democratic ally - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick - is coming to New Jersey to help. There will be just one thing missing: Cory Booker. The Newark mayor isn't taking part. He hasn't held a public event in New Jersey since Sept. 15, despite the rapidly approaching Oct. 16 special election. Since Labor Day - the date when campaigns usually kick into high gear - Booker has held public, open-to-the-media campaign events on just six of 22 days, limiting his exposure to critics and reporters, and the chances that he will face unfriendly audiences in the public eye. Booker's official mayoral schedule in that time included two days with events open to the media and announced in advance.