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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:52 PM

Dem Has Huge Lead In New Jersey Governor's Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds

In the race for New Jersey governor, Democrat Phil Murphy leads Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno 58 - 33 percent among likely voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Murphy leads Guadagno among every party, gender, education, age and racial group listed, except Republicans, who back Guadagno 78 - 16 percent; white voters with no college degree, who are divided with 46 percent for Guadagno and 42 percent for Murphy, and white men who are split with 46 percent for Murphy and 45 percent for Guadagno, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

This survey of likely voters can not be compared to earlier surveys of registered voters.

New Jersey likely voters have a 37 - 18 percent favorable opinion of Murphy, with 43 percent who haven't heard enough about him to form an opinion. Guadagno gets a negative 25 - 33 percent favorability, with 40 percent who haven't heard enough to form an opinion.

Taxes is the most important issue in deciding their vote for governor, 30 percent of likely voters say, as 15 percent list the economy; 13 percent cite education and 11 percent say health care.

"As far as candidate qualifications go, New Jersey is holding a stealth election. Democrat Phil Murphy swamps Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, but about 40 percent of voters don't know much about either of them," said Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"Each of them dominates among their own party's voters, but Murphy gets more Democrats and there are more of them to get in very blue New Jersey.

"Predictably, taxes are the number one voter concern


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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:53 PM

1. I figured the number one concern would be Christie.

I don't live in New Jersey, but everything I've seen about that guy makes him seem like an incompetent asshole. I know he's not running, but hopefully, the GOP is stuck with his image for a few election cycles.

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