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Former Vice President Joe Biden. Photo by Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe.

Poll: Biden leads Trump by 19 points in New Jersey

In South Jersey, presidential race is even

By David Wildstein, May 06 2020 3:19 pm

A new Quinnipiac University poll gives Joe Biden a 19-point lead, 54%-35%, in New Jersey against President Donald Trump.

Biden has opened up a 21-point lead among independents, 53%-32%.

Biden is ahead 59%-29% in North Jersey, and 55%-34% in Central Jersey.  The race is statistically even in South Jersey, with Biden up 45%-44% over Trump – numbers that will likely impact the 2nd district House race, where Democrat-turned-Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis) is seeking re-election.

Trump’s New Jersey favorables are upside-down at 35%-59%, while Biden is at 47%-38%.

Asked if they approve or disapprove of how Trump has handled the COVID-19 crisis, 37% of New Jerseyans approve and 61% disapprove.  Among independents, Trump’s is upside-down at 34%-64% on his handling of coronavirus.  The president is at 30%-69 in North Jersey, 39%-59% in Central Jersey, and 46%-50% in South Jersey.

New Jersey has not voted Republican in a presidential election since 1988 and Trump is not expected to contest New Jersey’s 14 electoral votes.

The Quinnipiac poll was conducted April 30 to May 4 and has a margin of error of +/- 3.2%.  Quinnipiac polled self-identified registered voters.

Quinnipiac 6 May 2020
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