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by Patrick Murray This column originally appeared as an Op-Ed in the Star-Ledger on September 10, 2023. “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” The famous line from Cool Hand Luke is addressed to a prison gang, but it could also be directed at New Jersey Democrats right now. The party has been put…
By Patrick Murray This column originally appeared as a Connmentary on NewJerseyMonitor.com on July 4, 2023. What word do you think of when it comes to the Fourth of July? For me it’s not celebration or liberty – although those are certainly important – but stewardship. Independence Day most reminds me of the responsibility we…
by Patrick Murray There have been some head-scratching over the seeming differences between results of recent polls from Monmouth, CNN, and Marist-NPR on the debt ceiling. I posted a Twitter thread about this, but here it is unrolled and with some additional context. If reputable pollsters have very different results on the same topic, first…
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The Monmouth University Poll was recognized in 2013 as 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.”