"Clinton, Guiliani tops with NJ voters in presidential chase" * RP wins NJ Straw Poll?Submitted by BoonesGrandson on Wed, 10/03/2007 - 07:28
I was at the NJ Straw Poll and Dr. Paul won with 73% (although some say more) of the vote. There was no article in any of the NJ papers, publishing Dr. Pauls win.
Here is an article I found in the NJ Asbury Park Press this morning. The same was in the "Star Ledger".
Why dont we contact: "Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute" to see where he found the data he relies on.
Clinton, Guiliani tops with NJ voters in presidential chase
Wednesday October 03, 2007, 5:16 AM
Enjoying something of a home-field advantage, New Yorkers Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rudy Giuliani continue to be the strong favorites to capture their party primaries in neighboring New Jersey, according to a poll released today.
The Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey Poll is the third in a week to find the Democratic senator and the former New York City mayor with sizable leads against their nearest rivals.
Clinton got 42 percent of the Democratic support, nearly twice her nearest competitor, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at 23 percent.
Forty four percent of the GOP voters backed Giuliani, nearly four times the number recorded by his nearest opponent, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
In addition, Clinton and Giuliani are the candidates considered toughest to beat by likely primary voters of the opposite parties.
"If the presidential nominations go the way New Jersey stands right now, each party will be fielding the candidate feared most by the rank and file of the opposite party," said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.
When voters were asked to name the one or two most important issues that should be addressed by the candidates, 51 percent cited the war in Iraq, and 45 percent named health care and prescription drug costs, far outpacing other topics.
"Health care is emerging as possibly the most important swing issue in next year's presidential campaign," Murray said.
New Jersey's primary is Feb. 5.
The telephone survey of 1,091 New Jersey voters was conducted Sept. 27-30 with a sampling error margin of plus or minus 3 percentage points. The survey includes 411 likely Republican primary voters with a sampling error margin of plus or minus 5 percentage points and 478 likely Democratic primary voters with a sampling error margin of plus or minus 5 percentage points.