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Patrick Murray

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie enters the Borough Hall in Fort Lee to apologize to Mayor Mark Sokolich on January 9, 2014 in Fort Lee. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: Christie’s Job Rating Drops Amid Bridge Scandal, But Still High

A Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll shows Gov. Chris Christie’s job approval stands at 59 percent, with 32 percent disapproving.

01/14/2014

Cory Booker, Steve Lonegan BIG DL

Polls Show Booker Maintains Lead Over Lonegan Ahead Of Wednesday Special Election

A Monmouth University poll released Monday finds the Newark mayor maintaining a double-digit lead, 52 to 42 percent among likely voters.

10/14/2013

Cory Booker, Steve Lonegan

Poll: Booker Tops Lonegan By 16 Percent For US Senate

The Oct. 16 special election will determine who completes the last 15 months of Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s term.

08/20/2013

Cory Booker, Steve Lonegan

Expert: Booker Likely To Emerge Victorious In Senate Race

Democrat Cory Booker was set to face Republican Steve Lonegan for the U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey following the primary this week, and an expert said Booker will likely cruise to victory.

08/17/2013

Cory Booker (credit: Twitter)

Poll: Booker Has ‘Insurmountable Lead’ In Senate Primary Race

The Monmouth University survey released Tuesday shows Booker with the support of 49 percent of Democrats likely to vote in the Aug. 13 primary. His closest competitor, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, got 12 percent.

07/16/2013

The PATH station at Journal Square in Jersey City - Dec. 4, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Poll: New Jerseyans Report High Quality Of Life

Monmouth University Polling Institute director Patrick Murray noted that this was the third highest score in the more than two years that Monmouth has been measuring the quality of life index.

02/25/2013

Bill Clinton (file/credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Poll: Bill Clinton Is New Jersey’s Favorite President

In honor of President’s Day, the pollsters at Monmouth University asked New Jersey residents to name their favorite president of all time.

02/18/2013

Gov. Chris Christie

Poll: Christie Secures High Approval Rating, Strong Support For Re-Election Bid

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continues to ride a wave of support from his handling of superstorm Sandy, according to a newly released Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll.

12/04/2012

New Jersey residents apply for jobs at unemployment job fair in New Brunswick (Credit: Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Poll: NJ Adults Slightly Less Satisfied With Life

A new poll shows a downtick in how New Jersey residents view their quality of life.

08/15/2012

Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Cattiness Kicks Off Campaign Season In NJ

It appears campaign season is in full swing in New Jersey as GOP Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic lawmakers have started showing their teeth; while individual legislators have taken turns running at Christie, the first-term Republican has become not only the face of the GOP party, but its singular voice.

09/24/2011

Newark Mayor Cory Booker. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Launches Political Action Committee, Raising Speculation Of Senate Run

Newark Mayor Cory Booker has denied a run for higher office, but the Newark mayor recently launched Cory PAC.

06/09/2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (credit: Mark Lennihan/AP)

Poll: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Attracting More Critics

The Monmouth University/NJ Press Media Poll released Wednesday puts Christie’s job approval rating among state residents surveyed at 47 percent. That’s the same as in a February poll.

05/18/2011

Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - Feb 7, 2011 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Poll: NJ Unfazed By National Buzz Over Christie

In a new poll out Thursday, two-thirds of those questioned said the national buzz over a possible Chris Christie presidential run hasn’t affected his performance as governor.

02/10/2011