Gov. Phil Murphy’s lead over his Republican challenger, Jack Ciattarelli, shrank slightly in the most recent survey of the state from the Monmouth University Poll released on Wednesday.
While a little more than half of registered voters, 51%, told Monmouth that they currently support Murphy, compared to 38% who back Ciattarelli, that number is down by one percent from last month, and the Republican’s increased from 36% last month.
Monmouth notes that this change is mostly due to Republicans moving more firmly behind Ciattarelli, who now has 91% support among the GOP compared to 85% last month. Murphy’s support from Democrats also increased, but not by as much at 90% from 87%, and both candidates hold about the same level of support from independents as they did last month, with Murphy’s remaining the same at 44% and Ciattarelli’s rising from 38% to 39%.
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