NJGOP Response to Monmouth Poll: “Murphy is in Deep Trouble”

May 5, 2021

Trenton, NJ: Today the Monmouth University Polling Institute released new numbers on Governor Phil Murphy’s re-election prospects, showing Murphy garnering 48% support for his re-election, compared with 43% who believe it’s time for someone new. 

New Jersey Republican State Committee Executive Director Tom Szymanski issued the following statement:

“Governor Murphy is in deep trouble considering he’s already spent millions of dollars on television ads and dedicated a huge amount of his time to daily press conferences and media appearances, and yet support for his re-election is well under 50%.

“Bad decisions come with consequences, and today’s numbers clearly show New Jerseyans are recoiling at the Governor’s directive to lock COVID-positive patients in nursing homes which caused New Jersey to have the highest COVID death rate on the planet, just as they are also recoiling at his never-ending lockdowns, which killed one-in-three small businesses and gave New Jersey the 7th worst unemployment rate in the country. 

Getting New Jersey back on track and back to work starts with changing governors in November, and New Jerseyans are realizing that more and more with each passing day.”