Murphy가 선두를 달리고 있었습니다. 44,000 투표, 또는 1.8 백분율 포인트, 목요일 저녁에, a much narrower lead than the 11-point margin that Monmouth gave Murphy in its last poll on Oct. 27.
“If you are a Republican who believes the polls cost Ciattarelli an upset victory or a Democrat who feels we lulled your base into complacency, feel free to vent,” Patrick Murray, the director of Monmouth University Polling Institute, wrote in an op-ed for NJ.com 목요일에.
“I owe an apology to Jack Ciattarelli’s campaign — and to Phil Murphy’s campaign for that matter — because inaccurate public polling can have an impact on fundraising and voter mobilization efforts,” 그가 썼어. “But most of all I owe an apology to the voters of New Jersey for information that was at the very least misleading.”