Polling Institute Director Patrick Murray was named to PolitickerNJ.com’s annual list of New Jersey’s 100 most powerful non-elected officials. He was ranked #30 on The Power List 2013. This marks the fourth year in a row that Murray has appeared on the list.
From the Power List: “If there was ever any doubt about Murray’s pre-eminence as a pollster, check out his spot-on predictions this year of both the special U.S. Senate and gubernatorial elections. Murray has positioned Monmouth as the leading polling institute in the State of New Jersey, while also providing some of the best analysis of the scene in his columns on PolitickerNJ.com.”
Monmouth University’s Polling Institute was the only polling organization that accurately tracked both New Jersey’s special U.S. Senate race and the Governor’s contest during 2013’s unprecedented two-election season. While other pollsters suggested that there was a volatile electorate in both races, Monmouth’s polling showed a much more stable – and narrower – margin throughout the fall, with Monmouth’s final poll result coming within one point of the actual Senate result and two points of the Governor’s race outcome.
Murray was named the founding director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute in 2005. In that short time, the Monmouth University Poll has established itself as the Garden State’s “poll of record” for its in-depth tracking of public policy and quality-of-life issues. For more information, visit www.monmouth.edu/polling.