TRENTON-A new Quinnipiac University poll released this week shows that 51% of New Jersey’s Republican voters don’t know who they are going to vote for on June 6th as their party’s choice to succeed Governor Chris Christie.
Of the remaining 49% of decided voters, 23% said they are voting for Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, who served as Lt. Governor under Christie for the past seven years.
North Jersey assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli was showing at 12% in the poll and Ocean County candidate Joseph Rullo had 3%.
“The news that they’re supposed to elect a governor this year doesn’t seem to have gotten through to a lot of New Jersey voters,” said Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
The poll was not good news for the Lt. Governor’s prospects of being the next governor with more than half of her party still not on board with her candidacy.
The poll also revealed that Democrat candidate Phil Murphy would “trounce” Guadagno. In the poll Murphy received 50% when people were asked, “Who would you vote for today?”
Guadagno received just 25% of the overall vote from those polled, with 21% saying they either don’t know or don’t care at this point.