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U.S. Senator Cory Booker. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Monmouth poll on N.J. presidential, U.S. Senate, weed races out tomorrow

Ballots tests: Trump vs. Biden, Booker vs. Mehta, Singh, and legalization of recreational marijuana

By David Wildstein, April 22 2020 12:16 pm

The Monmouth University Polling Institute will release results of a New Jersey poll on Thursday that includes head-to-head match-ups between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, and Cory Booker and the two leading candidates for the GOP U.S. Senate nomination, Rik Mehta and Hirsh Singh.

The poll will also include a polling data on a November ballot question to legalize recreational marijuana.

In addition, the Monmouth Poll will include a generic ballot test of candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, with a focus on the four congressional districts that flipped from Republican to Democratic in the 2018 mid-term elections.  These are the seats currently held by Reps. Jeff Van Drew (R-Dennis), Andy Kim (D-Marlton), Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes) and Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair).

A Monmouth Poll released on Tuesday showed Gov. Phil Murphy with skyrocketing approval ratings during his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Three other candidates seeking the Republican nomination to take on Booker — Tricia Flanagan, Natalie Rivera, and Gene Anagnos — were not included in the survey.  Only Mehta and Singh have won any organziation lines,  and both have raised more than $100,000 while the others have been under $20,000.

The Monmouth Poll is widely-viewed as the gold standard of polling in New Jersey political campaigns.

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