Latest Q-Poll Shows Democrat Challenger Gaining No Ground Heading Into Summer Season; Voters Also Don’t Care About Her Pet Issues
Save Jerseyans will begin focusing on vacations, barbecues, beach trips and assorted other summer activities in a few short weeks. That’s not the ideal time for a political unknown to start building a following.
Barbara Buono doesn’t have a choice but to try.
A new Quinnipiac p0ll out this morning shows the career Trenton politician trailing Chris Christie 58% to 26% in New Jersey’s 2013 gubernatorial contest. That massive 32-point gap remains virtually unchanged from the Q’s last survey.
Two other very interesting findings…
(1) Still unknown to virtually all: the Q pollsters found that, when asked about Buono specifically, “78 percent don’t know enough to form an opinion, compared to 79 percent last month.” Ouch squared.
(2) Insult to injury: when asked about the issues, respondents rated government spending, property taxes, schools and Sandy recovery at the top of their list; conversely, only a minority of voters questioned cared very much at all about the millionaire’s tax, the minimum wage and same-sex marriage… issues which Democrats were banking on to drive turnout (because at least one of which will be a ballot question this fall).
Click here to view the full results, then click here to see how Barbara Buono likely reacted to this new poll…