New Poll Shows Virginia Isn’t the Only State Democrats Have to Worry About This Fall

New Poll Shows Virginia Isn’t the Only State Democrats Have to Worry About This Fall

With the increasingly blue hue of New Jersey, few political prognosticators expected a competitive governor’s race in the Garden State.

Nevertheless, we may have one on our hands. A new poll from Emerson College shows Republican six points behind Gov. (D).

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Upon diving into the numbers, things look even more worrisome for the incumbent governor.

Currently, an estimated seven percent of voters remain undecided. Moreover, Emerson reports that “59% are leaning towards Ciattarelli.” With those leaners included, Murphy’s lead drops to four points.

That’s one-tenth of a percentage point outside of the poll’s margin of error.

The Hill reports:

The poll, which was conducted between Oct. 15 and Oct. 18, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.

A poll conducted by Stockton University last month gave Murphy a 9-point lead over Ciattarelli, 50 percent to 41 percent. In June, a Fairleigh Dickinson University survey had Murphy up by 15 points, 48 percent to 33 percent.

Ciattarelli, a former state lawmaker who calls himself a “disciple of Lincoln,” is running to deny Murphy a second term as chief of the Garden State.

He is also looking to bring Republican leadership to a state that consistently goes blue in presidential and federal races. President Biden won New Jersey by more than 15 points in November.

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Do you think the governor’s race in New Jersey could be a dead heat or are reports of Gov. Murphy “shaking in his boots” wishful thinking? As always, share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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