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Pollster Adam Geller

Trump drops New Jersey pollster

By David Wildstein, June 17 2019 9:46 am

New Jersey pollster Adam Geller has been dropped from President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign after internal polls that showed Joe Biden ahead in several key states were leaked to the press, multiple news sources are reporting this morning.

Geller, who runs National Research, Inc., was a pollster for Trump’s 2016 campaign.  He started running a local New Jersey polling firm but has emerged as one of the nation’s leading Republican campaign pollsters over the last dozen firms.

The seventeen-state poll showed Trump trailing Biden in key states like Michigan and Pennsylvania.

In 2009, Geller was the pollster on Chris Christie’s successful bid to unseat Gov. Jon Corzine and for Christie’s short-lived bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

He also polled for U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin and congressional candidate Jay Webber in 2018, and for GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Forrester in 2005.

Past Geller clients have included Reps. Rodney Frelinghuysen, Leonard Lance, Tom MacArthur and Mike Ferguson.  He’s also polled for State Sens. Joseph Kyrillos, Jennifer Beck and Declan O’Scanlon in New Jersey, and for Old Bridge Mayor Owen Henry, Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede, Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac, Sayreville Mayor Kennedy O’Brien, and Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider.

The Trump campaign cut two other firms.

Geller could still wind up polling for a Trump super PAC.

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