Quinnipiac University, which spent two decades as the gold standard of New Jersey political polling before being replaced in recent years by Monmouth University, will release the results of a new poll this morning that includes Gov. Phil Murphy’s approval rating, the U.S. Senate race between Bob Menendez and Bob Hugin, voter attitudes toward the legalization of marijuana, and approval ratings for President Donald Trump and Sen. Cory Booker.
The release of the results will mark the New Jersey debut of Mary Snow, a former CNN reporter who joined Quinnipiac last month. Snow replaces the venerable Maurice Carroll, the longtime voice of the poll, who passed away last December.
Quinnipiac last polled New Jersey voters in March. Murphy, in office for just two months, had a 44%-23% approval rating. Menendez had a seventeen-point lead over Hugin, who had not yet spent money on is campaign, and a 35%-37% favorable rating and a job approval rating of 46%-39%. Hugin was still unknown to 83% of voters.
Trump had a 32%-63% job approval rating, while Booker was at 59%-31%.