2021 NJ Governor Race Polls: Phil Murphy ahead of Jack Ciattarelli in latest polls
The 2021 NJ Governor Race will see Incumbent governor Phil Murphy face off against Republican nominee Jack Ciattarelli. The New Jersey Gubernatorial election has been scheduled for 2nd November this year.
In October 2020, Governor Phil Murphy formally announced his intention to run for re-election for a second term and won his Democratic Primary uncontested. His opponent Jack Ciattarelli prevailed in a primary over 3 other candidates and became the Republican nominee to take on the Governor
Phil Murphy has been leading in every opinion poll till now and is favored to easily win this election. His approval ratings too are far from dire and are good enough to give him a comfortable win. Jack Ciattarelli on the other hand struggles with the negative image of Trump in the state and his low name recognition
The New Jersey Governor Race this year shouldn’t be seen as a referendum of any sort on anyone whether it be Trump or Biden or any issue as no Republican candidate can play the same cards here that would matter in a generic Presidential Race. But it will be worth watching if the final results are in line with the 2020 Presidential Election or not.
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- 2021 NJ Governor Race Polls : Latest Polls and poll analysis, 20th Sept
- 2021 NJ Governor Race Polls: Google Trends, 20th Sep
- 2021 NJ Governor Race Polls: Latest News coverage, 20th Sep
- 2021 NJ Governor Race Polls : Latest tweets ,20th Sep
- 2021 NJ Governor Race Polls : Latest Videos and Ads,20th Sep
- 2021 NJ Governor Race Polls :How has the state voted in previous elections?
2021 NJ Governor Race Polls : Latest Polls and poll analysis, 20th Sept
The only NJ Governor Race polls 2021 are as below:-
13th -1th Sept
24 -29th Aug
9th -16th June
May 21st to 29th
As per the latest National Research Inc. poll (this can be considered as a Partisan Republican Poll)
- Phil Murphy is ahead at 45% while Jack Ciattarelli is behind him at 42%
- About 10% of all voters are undecided
- Jack may trail governor Murphy by 3 points today, but he was trailing Murphy by 12 points in June and 17 points in April! The gap is reducing
- Jack is winning the support of 80% of Republicans and 45% of Independents
- Murphy is winning the support of only 69% of Democrats and 40% of Independents
Some other findings of the poll are
- Only 33% approve of the job that Governor Murphy has done to reduce taxes.
- Only 42% approve of the job that Governor Murphy has done on job creation.
- President Biden’s job approval has slipped from 60-34% in February, to 47-44% today.
2021 NJ Governor Race Polls : Racial and Demographic makeup
Percentage of Population
As per the US 2020 Census results, the population of New Jersey is 9,288,994
The 2020 census also found New Jerseyans to be increasingly older. From counting 6.7 million over-18 residents in 2010, the Census Bureau now defines nearly 7.3 million residents as adults. The percentage rose from 76.5% to 78.4%.
.The state also has a burgeoning Hispanic/Latino population fuelled by both Migration and a high birth rate at home.
About half of all Asian Americans are estimated to be Indian Americans.
2021 NJ Governor Race Polls: Google Trends, 20th Sep
Right now, Phil Murphy is ahead of Jack Ciattarelli in Google Trends and searches.
THis is not good for Jack Ciattarelli at all, his biggest problem is the lack of name/issue awareness around him, the lesser people are searching about him the more they don’t know about him. It is also indicative of a lack of enthusiasm around him.
Compare these figures to the US presidential Election (1st October to 2nd November) where despite being ahead of Joe Biden in google trends, Joe was 16 points ahead of Trump after the counting was finished.
Jack really needs to up his game and strategize to get ahead.
In the last 7 days
Phil Murphy:75%, Jack Ciatterelli: 25%
2021 NJ Governor Race Polls: Latest News coverage, 20th Sep
Gov. Phil Murphy to Speak at Meet the Candidate event of Morris County Chamber Sept. 30
Podcast: David Wilsten interviews Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli and Democratic Governors Association political director Marshall Cohen
Jack Ciattarelli starts speaking at the 13th minute
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Gubernatorial Candidate Ciattarelli Holds Town Hall Meeting in Hasbrouck Heights
Jack Ciattarelli, Marshall Cohen join Wildstein on NJ Globe Power Hour on 77 WABC
Latino Action Network Endorses New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy for Re-Election
Mail-in ballots going out in campaign for NJ governor
2021 NJ Governor Race Polls : Latest tweets ,20th Sep
2021 NJ Governor Race Polls : Latest Videos and Ads,20th Sep
Phil Murphy Live Covid briefing
Ad showcasing Union support for Phil Murphy
Fred Guttenberg, Gun Safety and Control Advocate endorses Phil Murphy
This Election Day, you make the call.
2021 NJ Governor Race Polls :How has the state voted in previous elections?
The last time New Jersey voted for a Republican as President was in 1988, the last time a Republican was elected to the US Senate from the State was in 1972. Both Houses of the States have been held by Democratic Majorities since 2002. As of July 1, 2020, there are more registered Democrats than independent voters for the first time in the state’s history.
But a Republican, Chris Christie did win the gubernatorial election twice in 2009 and 2013. So this state is not a lost cause for the Republicans as long as they get their act right and contest while being Fiscally conservative and socially liberal if not moderate.
As per the latest figures, New Jersey is a solid blue state with 39.1% of voters registered as Democrats and 22.4% registered as Republicans. In any New Jersey Governor Race, the republicans will start at a disadvantage
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 the 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.
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The last Republican to win the state was George H.W. Bush in 1988.
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2021 NJ Governor Race 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. The primary election was held however his two primary challengers were disqualified. As a result, Phil Murphy was declared the Democratic candidate unopposed.
For the 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.