Facing an electorate where 71% believes New Jersey is on the “wrong track”, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R) again finds a poll showing her in desperate straights for her November gubernatorial election battle with former US Ambassador and Wall Street executive Phil Murphy (D). According to the new NBC 4 News/Marist College survey (7/13-18; 895 NJ adults; 187 NJ registered voters), Murphy’s lead stands at 54-33% over Guadagno, which is consistent with other previous polls. Gov. Chris Christie (R) continues to be dogged with terrible approval ratings, now dropping to a 20:73% favorable to unfavorable personal rating. When Mr. Christie began seeking re-election to his second term, in 2013, this same polling firm found his personal favorability at 67:28%.
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