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