Key players in the New Jersey governor elections
Phil Murphy, incumbent Democratic Governor, first elected in 2017 with 56% of the vote, is running for reelection to a second term. He formally announced his intention to run for a second term on October 1, 2020. Primaries were held on June 8, 2021. Murphy, who won the Democratic nomination unopposed after his two primary challengers were disqualified the first time, will face Republican nominee Jack Ciattarelli, Green nominee Madelyn Hoffman, Libertarian nominee Gregg Mele, and SWP nominee Joanne Kuniansky in the general election.
The 2021 gubernatorial were held yesterday and the Results are out. You can check the live results below
The run-up to election day
Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy had a double-digit lead over Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli in the fight for New Jersey governor that ends with the election.
As of September 29, the incumbent Democrat leads Ciattarelli by nine percentage points, 50%-41%, according to the Stockton University Poll. The latest poll of the race shows Murphy in the lead. Though the first show him ahead by less than a double-digit margin.
According to the Monmouth University Poll released on the Wednesday before the election, Murphy was ahead of Ciattarelli by 11 percentage points among registered voters. It showed the governor 50% support compared to his rival’s 39%.
IN A THURSDAY PRESS RELEASE, William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy noted that the poll, which was conducted among 522 likely voters, had a 4.3 percent margin of error.
New Polling results
New polling results were released this week on October 28. It showed New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy widening his lead over Republican Jack Ciattarelli. In the state’s upcoming gubernatorial election after the results of a different voter survey released last week suggested the candidates were between 4 and 6 points apart.
If Murphy wins his reelection bid, he would be the first Democrat governor to do so in New Jersey in more than 40 years.
New polling results released this week showed New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy widening his lead over Republican Jack Ciattarelli. In the state’s upcoming gubernatorial election after the results of a different voter survey, suggested the candidates were between 4 and 6 points apart.
New Jersey and Virginia are the only two states with regularly scheduled gubernatorial elections this fall, on November 2. In Virginia, Democrat Terry McAuliffe is in a tight race with Republican Glenn Youngkin. With less than one week remaining until voters decide who will be their state’s next governor.
Phil Murphy New Jersey poll
New polling results released on Thursday by Stockton University. It suggested New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy was ahead of Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli by 8 to 9 points leading up to the state’s November 2 election.
Over the last few months, most polls conducted among New Jersey voters have shown Murphy ahead by double digits. Still, an Emerson College poll conducted in mid-October said 50 percent of respondents intended to vote for Murphy. In comparison, 44 percent said they planned to vote for Ciattarelli.
Murphy, a Democrat, is running for his second term in office against Ciattarelli, a New Jersey General Assemblymember. If Murphy wins his reelection bid, he would be the first Democrat governor to do so in 40 years.
The final debate
With the candidates’ last faceoff before the Nov. 2 election, Tuesday night’s gubernatorial debate represented one of Republican Jack Ciattarelli’s best chances to gain ground on incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy. And as in their previous debate, the mood was combative.
While Ciattarelli sought to cast the Democratic governor as an extreme progressive. Because he failed to rein in spending or address the state’s perennial cost-of-living problems. Murphy said the election was a choice between moving New Jersey forward with his policies or reverting to “the bad old days.”
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