Patrick Murray, founding director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, has been named to PolitickerNJ’s annual Power List, the 100 most influential people in New Jersey politics. Murray, who comes in at number 12 this year, is the longtime leading prognosticator of New Jersey politics. He found himself squarely in the national spotlight over the last year as his polling in the presidential race was seen as some of the most accurate and often cited, breaking him out of a crowded field.
The Monmouth University Poll received an A+ rating from the polling website FiveThirtyEight.com. In 2013, it was the only poll that correctly forecast the outcomes of both the November gubernatorial race and the unprecedented October U.S. Senate contest in New Jersey, leading the Asbury Park Press to call Monmouth’s polling “freakishly accurate.”
On Monday, Dec. 5, in Wilson Hall Auditorium, the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences will present a discussion with Murray and Fox News contributor Julie Roginsky titled “Now What?” Assessing the 2016 Election and What It Means for the Future, as part of the University Lecture Series. Roginsky was also named to PolitickerNJ’s Power List this year.
The discussion is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.