2021 New Jersey Governor Election Opinion Polls and Latest News: Phil Murphy to be re-elected
New Jersey Gubernatorial election is scheduled for 2nd November to elect the new governor. Incumbent governor Phil Murphy will face off against Republican nominee Jack Ciattarelli. In October 2020, Governor Phil Murphy formally announced his intention to run for re-election.
In the 2020 US Presidential Election, Joe Biden won 57.33% of the vote share while Republicans won 41.40% vote share in New Jersey. Biden won huge margins in state’s major cities such as Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Trenton, Atlantic City, Camden, and several others. He even flipped Gloucester County which Trump had won in the 2016 election. Biden also won Morris County, which had never voted Democratic in any presidential race since 1964. Of 565 municipalities, Democrats won 310 municipalities while Republicans were ahead in 255 municipalities. In 2016 they were ahead in 307 municipalities.
2021 New Jersey Governor Election Opinion Polls: Predicted Winner by Opinion Polls
The 2021 New Jersey Governor election Opinion Polls have highly favored the re-election of incumbent Governor Phil Murphy. Here are the timeline of the Opinion Polls released by various firms for the upcoming New Jersey Governor Election:
June 9 to 16th
May 21st to 29th
New Jersey Globe-Change Research
May 15th to 20th
Among Republicans, 35% have a favorable opinion of Ciattarelli, but 57% said they don’t have an opinion of him. For Phil Murphy, 81% of Democrats approved the work he is doing.
It must be noted that no Democrat has been re-elected as Governor since 1977. However, looking at the current poll numbers, Phil Murphy is on the road to be re-elected as the Governor of New Jersey.
2021 New Jersey Governor Election Opinion Polls: What Happened in the Primary Election?
For Democratic candidature for the upcoming New Jersey Governor election, the incumbent governor Phil Murphy had formally announced in October 2020 that he was running for election. Primary election was held however his two primary challengers were disqualified. As a result, Phil Murphy was declared Democratic candidate unopposed.
For Republican candidature five candidates including the Republican nominee Jack Ciattarelli were in race. Doug Steinhardt withdrew his nomination before the Primary election leaving the fight between four candidates. Jack Ciattarelli got almost 50% of Republican votes while Phil Rizzo got 26% of votes. Hirsh Singh was 3rd in the race with 21.5% votes.
After the Republican Primary election, Jack Ciattarelli was declared as Republican candidate for the upcoming New Jersey Governor election.
2021 New Jersey Governor Election Opinion Polls: What are the latest News coverage?
[22nd July] Former ‘Bridgegate’ Villain Bridget Kelly Is Running for Elected Office in NJ
[22nd July] Rob Astorino vows GOP primary in race for governor while seeking election reforms
[20th July] BlueWaveNJ Endorses Governor Murphy for Re-election
[20th July] Chris Christie to help raise money for Republicans running in governors races
[20th July] Brown to resign from Senate to join Murphy administration
[19th July] Murphy, Ciattarelli are in a bitter war in N.J. governor’s race. But they have this very strong bond
Burlington County Times: Will anyone care who Jack Ciattarelli picks as his running mate?
NJ.com: Murphy opponent Ciattarelli draws fire for saying he’d ‘roll back’ LGBTQ curriculum in N.J. schools
2021 New Jersey Governor Election Opinion Polls: What happened in Last Election?
The last New Jersey Governor election was held on November 7, 2017. Ralph Northam was the Democratic candidate while Republican nominated Ed Gillespie as their candidate.
The election saw the highest voter turnout in last 20 years of New Jersey Governor election. A total of 47% of voter turnout was registered. The winning candidate Ralph Northam won the election by the largest margin for a Democrat since 1985. Ralph Northam got 53.9% vote share while Republican Ed Gillespie polled 45% vote share.