5/8: Nearly Seven in Ten New Jersey Voters Applaud Christie’s Job Performance, Re-election Prospects Bright, But Not 2016

Six months after Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey residents are optimistic about their governor and the state in general.  Nearly seven in ten — 68% — approve of how Governor Chris Christie is doing his job.  24% disapprove, and 8% are unsure.  Registered voters share these views.  69% of registered voters give Christie a thumbs up as governor.  24% of voters disapprove, and 7% are unsure. Click Here for Complete May 8, 2013 New Jersey NBC News/Marist Poll Release and Tables “The key elements are in place for Governor Christie’s re-election…his high approval ratings, voters’... 

5/8: Tight Race for Governor in Virginia

In the race for governor in Virginia, Democrat Terry McAuliffe — 43% — and Republican Ken Cuccinelli — 41% — are in a close contest among registered voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate.  One percent are for another candidate, and 16% are undecided. Among the probable electorate, including voters who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, Cuccinelli has 45% to 42% for McAulifffe.  13% are undecided. Click Here for Complete May 8th, 2013 Virginia NBC News/Marist Poll Release and Tables “The contest is close, the candidates are... 

6/28: Obama and Romney Tied in New Hampshire

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are locked in the contest for New Hampshire’s four electoral votes.  Among registered voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, Obama has the support of 45% while the same proportion — 45% — backs Romney.  One percent is behind another candidate, and 8% are undecided. “The Granite State is on the radar screen of both the Obama and Romney campaigns,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “The state is one that can potentially get them across the finish line.” Click... 

6/28: Obama and Romney in Close Contest in North Carolina

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are competitive in the presidential contest in North Carolina.  Among registered voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, 46% support Obama while 44% favor Romney.  One percent backs another candidate, and 9% are undecided. “In 2008, President Obama narrowly edged out John McCain in the state,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “The electorate is similarly divided this presidential contest.” Click Here for Complete June 28, 2012 North Carolina NBC News/Marist... 

6/28: Obama Edges Romney in Michigan

In the battle for Michigan’s 16 electoral votes, President Barack Obama receives 47% to 43% for Mitt Romney among registered voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate.  One percent supports another candidate, and 10% are undecided. “Romney may be Michigan’s native son, but it’s Obama who is scoring points on likeability,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “Despite Obama’s edge in the state, the president is still below fifty and is running substantially behind what he got four years ago.” Click... 

5/31: Obama and Romney Tied in Iowa

In Iowa, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are in a dead heat.  Among registered voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, Obama receives 44% while Romney garners the same proportion — 44%.  Two percent support another candidate, and 10% are undecided. “Both Obama and Romney are far from fifty percent in Iowa and have a lot of ground to cover,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “But, Obama’s supporters are less enthusiastic and less interested than Romney’s, and this poses a special problem... 

5/31: Obama and Romney Neck and Neck in Nevada

In the battle for Nevada’s six electoral votes, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are very competitive.  Obama receives 48% to 46% for Mitt Romney, among registered voters in Nevada including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate.  One percent supports another candidate, and 5% are undecided. “President Obama is nowhere near the twelve percentage point victory he had in Nevada four years ago, but at 48%, he remains within striking distance to carry the state,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “Drilling down... 

5/31: Obama and Romney Vie for Lead in Colorado

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are neck and neck in Colorado, a state Obama won by nine points in 2008.  Among registered voters statewide including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, Obama receives 46% to 45% for Romney.  One percent plans to vote for someone else, and 8% are undecided. “This is a state George W. Bush carried in 2000 and 2004 and has trended Republican in party registration since 2008,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “President Obama broke through four years ago and is countering the... 

5/24: Obama and Romney Competitive in Florida

President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are neck and neck in the presidential contest in Florida.  According to this NBC News/Marist Poll of the state, Obama receives 48% to 44% for Romney among registered voters in Florida including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate.  One percent supports another candidate, and 7% are undecided. “Mitt Romney is within striking distance of President Obama in Florida,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “But neither Marco Rubio nor Jeb Bush pushes Romney ahead in the race... 

5/24: Obama and Romney Locked in Tight Contest in Virginia

In the battle for the White House in Virginia, President Barack Obama edges Republican Mitt Romney by four percentage points among registered voters statewide including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate.  Obama receives 48% of the vote to 44% for Romney.  One percent backs another candidate, and 7% are undecided. “Already targeted by both the Obama and Romney campaigns, Virginia could become the ultimate battleground state,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “Obama carried the state by six percentage points in... 

5/24: Obama Leads Romney by Six Percentage Points in Ohio

As the presidential contest now stands in the battleground state of Ohio, President Barack Obama leads Republican Mitt Romney, 48% to 42%, among registered voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate.  Two percent support another candidate, and 8% are undecided. “Romney needs to break through someplace in the Midwest,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “Although Obama carried the Buckeye State by five percentage points last time and leads by comparable numbers now, Romney’s hoping to repeat the GOP’s... 

3/30: Romney Leads Santorum by 7 Points in Wisconsin

In the race for the Republican nomination in Wisconsin, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum face another competitive contest in the Midwest.  Romney has 40% to 33% for Santorum among likely Republican primary voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, early voters, and those who voted absentee in the state. Click Here for Complete March 30, 2012 Wisconsin NBC News/Marist Poll Release Click Here for Complete March 30, 2012 Wisconsin NBC News/Marist Poll Tables Here is how the contest stands in Wisconsin: 40% for Mitt Romney 33% for Rick Santorum 11% for Ron Paul 8% for... 

3/4: Santorum and Romney Neck and Neck in Ohio

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are locked in a tight battle in the race for the Republican nomination in Ohio.  Among likely Republican primary voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, early voters, and those who voted absentee in the state, Santorum receives 34% to 32% for Romney. ©istockphoto.com/rzdeb Click Here for Complete March 4, 2012 Ohio NBC News/Marist Poll Release Click Here for Complete March 4, 2012 Ohio NBC News/Marist Poll Tables Here is how the contest stands in Ohio: 34% for Rick Santorum 32% for Mitt Romney 15% for Newt Gingrich 13% for Ron Paul ... 

3/4: Romney with Wide Lead over Paul in Virginia

In Virginia, Mitt Romney outdistances his only ballot opponent, Ron Paul, by 43 percentage points among likely Republican primary voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted absentee in the state. ©istockphoto.com/wellesenterprises Here is how the contest stands: 69% for Mitt Romney 26% for Ron Paul 6% are undecided “Although Romney is expected to win Virginia and win it big, voters remain lukewarm to him,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “If all four GOP candidates were on the Virginia... 

2/22: Romney and Santorum Neck and Neck in Michigan

February 22, 2012 by  
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In the race for the Republican nomination in Michigan, Mitt Romney — 37% — and Rick Santorum — 35% — are in a tight battle among likely Republican primary voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate and those who voted absentee in the state. ©istockphoto.com/Keith Binns Click Here for Complete February 22, 2012 Michigan NBC News/Marist Poll Release Click Here for Complete February 22, 2012 Michigan NBC News/Marist Poll Tables Here is how the contest stands among likely Republican primary voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward... 

2/22: Romney with 16 Percentage Point Lead in Arizona

February 22, 2012 by  
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Mitt Romney has a wide lead in the contest for the Republican nomination in Arizona.  Romney leads his closest competitor, Rick Santorum, 43% to 27%, among likely Republican primary voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate, early voters, and those who voted absentee in Arizona. ©istockphoto.com/belterz Click Here for Complete February 22, 2012 Arizona NBC News/Marist Poll Release Click Here for Complete February 22, 2012 Arizona NBC News/Marist Poll Tables Here is how the contest stands among likely Republican primary voters including those who are undecided yet... 

1/29: Romney with Wide Lead in Florida

January 29, 2012 by  
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In the race for the Republican nomination in Florida, Mitt Romney leads Newt Gingrich by 15 percentage points among likely Republican primary voters. ©istockphoto.com/yorkfoto Romney’s lead has changed little after Thursday night’s debate.  Before the debate, Romney had a 14 percentage point advantage over Gingrich.  After the debate, he leads by 15 percentage points.  Santorum improved his standing from 13% to 18% following the debate. Click Here for Complete January 29, 2012 Florida NBC News/Marist Poll Release Click Here for Complete January 29, 2012 Florida NBC News/Marist Poll Tables Here... 

1/19: Romney Leads Gingrich by 10 Points in South Carolina; 5 Points Post-Debate

January 19, 2012 by  
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As the Republican presidential candidates crisscross the Palmetto State in the days leading up to Saturday’s South Carolina primary, Mitt Romney leads Newt Gingrich, 34% to 24%, among likely Republican primary voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate based on interviews conducted on Monday and Tuesday. ©istockphoto.com/FotografiaBasica Debates matter.  Romney’s Monday lead of 15 percentage points over his closest competitor, Newt Gingrich, narrowed to 5 percentage points on Tuesday following Monday night’s debate. Click Here for Complete January 19, 2012 South... 

1/6: Romney Holds Wide Lead in New Hampshire

January 6, 2012 by  
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With all eyes on New Hampshire, Mitt Romney outpaces his closest competitor, Ron Paul, by 20 percentage points among likely Republican primary voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate.  Rick Santorum, whose support was in single digits in NBC News/Marist’s early December survey, is now in third place with 13%.  But, for Newt Gingrich, there’s bad news.  Gingrich, who was in second place last month, now sees his support cut to 9%. ©istockphoto.com/Fotografiabasica Click Here for Complete January 6, 2012 New Hampshire NBC News/Marist Poll Release Click Here... 

12/30: Romney, Paul Battle for Lead in Iowa…Santorum Surges, Perry in Mix, Gingrich Stumbles

December 30, 2011 by  
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With just days until the Iowa caucus, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are in a virtual dead heat.  Romney receives the support of 23% to Paul’s 21%, well within this NBC News/Marist Poll’s margin of error, among likely Republican caucus-goers including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate.  Rick Santorum who was in single digits earlier this month has bounced into the pack along with Rick Perry.  Newt Gingrich, ahead in NBC News/Marist’s early December survey, has seen his support cut by just more than half. ©istockphoto.com/FreeTransform Click Here for Complete December 30,... 

12/11: Gingrich Outpaces Romney by 19 Percentage Points in South Carolina

December 11, 2011 by  
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Newt Gingrich has skyrocketed to the top of the Republican field among likely Republican primary voters in South Carolina.  He currently leads his closest competitor, Mitt Romney, by 19 percentage points.  Romney, who vied for the lead with, then candidate, Herman Cain in October, has lost support. Click Here for Complete December 11, 2011 South Carolina NBC News/Marist Poll Release Click Here for Complete December 11, 2011 South Carolina NBC News/Marist Poll Tables Here is how the contest stands among likely Republican primary voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate... 

12/11: Gingrich Soars in Florida

Newt Gingrich, who once received single-digit support in Florida, has climbed to the top of the Republican field.  Gingrich now leads Mitt Romney by 15 percentage points statewide.  Romney, who was in a tight battle with former candidate Herman Cain for the number one position in October, has been dramatically outpaced. Click Here for Complete December 11, 2011 Florida NBC News/Marist Poll Release Click Here for Complete December 11, 2011 Florida NBC News/Marist Poll Tables ©istockphoto.com/mtrommer Here is how the contest stands among likely Republican primary voters including those who are... 

12/4: NBC News/Marist Poll: Gingrich Races to the Head of the Pack in Iowa

December 4, 2011 by  
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With less than one month to go until the Iowa caucus, Newt Gingrich has surged to the top of the leaderboard in the state.  Gingrich outdistances his closest rivals, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, by 8 and 9 percentage points, respectively. ©istockphoto.com/bkindler Click Here for Complete December 4, 2011 Iowa NBC News/Marist Poll Release Click Here for Complete December 4, 2011 Iowa NBC News/Marist Poll Tables Here is how the contest stands among likely Republican caucus-goers including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate: 26% for Newt Gingrich 18% for Mitt Romney 17% for Ron... 

12/4: NBC News/Marist Poll: Romney Lead Narrows in New Hampshire Primary

December 4, 2011 by  
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Although Mitt Romney outpaces his closest competitor in New Hampshire’s Republican Presidential Primary by 16 percentage points, his lead has been cut in half since a similar poll conducted in October. ©istockphoto.com/ayzek Click Here for Complete December 4, 2011 New Hampshire NBC News/Marist Poll Release Click Here for Complete December 4, 2011 New Hampshire NBC News/Marist Poll Tables Here is how the contest stands among likely Republican primary voters including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate in New Hampshire: 39% for Mitt Romney 23% for Newt Gingrich 16% for Ron... 

10/19: NBC News/Marist Poll: Cain Edges Romney in South Carolina

October 19, 2011 by  
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Herman Cain narrowly leads Mitt Romney in the contest for the Republican nomination in South Carolina.  The two current front-runners are separated by just four percentage points in this NBC News/Marist Poll. ©istockphoto.com/Pgiam Click Here for Complete October 19, 2011 South Carolina NBC News/Marist Poll Release Click Here for Complete October 19, 2011 South Carolina NBC News/Marist Poll Tables Here is how the contest stands among likely Republican primary voters in South Carolina: 30% for Herman Cain 26% for Mitt Romney 9% for Rick Perry 6% for Newt Gingrich 5% for Ron Paul 5% for Michele... 

10/19: NBC News/Marist Poll: Cain and Romney Neck and Neck in Florida’s GOP Contest

In the battle for the Republican presidential nomination in Florida, Herman Cain and Mitt Romney are locked in a close race. ©istockphoto.com/Pgiam Click Here for Complete October 19, 2011 Florida NBC News/Marist Poll Release Click Here for Complete October 19, 2011 Florida NBC News/Marist Poll Tables Here is how the contest stands among likely Republican primary voters in Florida: 32% for Herman Cain 31% for Mitt Romney 8% for Rick Perry 6% for Ron Paul 6% for Newt Gingrich 2% for Michele Bachmann 2% for Jon Huntsman 1% for Rick Santorum Less than 1% for Gary Johnson 11% are undecided “You... 

10/11: NBC News/Marist Poll: No Clear GOP Front-Runner in Iowa

October 11, 2011 by  
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Mitt Romney and Herman Cain are in a tight battle as they vie for the support of Iowa’s likely Republican caucus-goers.  And, with a notable proportion yet to choose a candidate, the race in the Hawkeye State is very competitive. ©istockphoto.com/cosmonaut Click Here for Complete October 11, 2011 Iowa NBC News/Marist Poll Release Click Here for Complete October 11, 2011 Iowa NBC News/Marist Poll Tables Here is how the contest stands among likely Republican caucus-goers: 23% for Mitt Romney 20% for Herman Cain 11% for Ron Paul 10% for Rick Perry 10% for Michele Bachmann 4% for Newt Gingrich 3%... 

10/11: NBC News/Marist Poll: Romney with Early Lead in NH Among Likely GOP Primary Voters

October 11, 2011 by  
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With the New Hampshire Republican Presidential Primary just months away, Mitt Romney outpaces his GOP rivals in the Granite State. ©istockphoto.com/JillKyle Click Here for Complete October 11, 2011 New Hampshire NBC News/Marist Poll Release Click Here for Complete October 11, 2011 New Hampshire NBC News/Marist Poll Tables Here is how the contest stands among likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire: 44% for Mitt Romney 13% for Herman Cain 13% for Ron Paul 6% for Rick Perry 5% for Jon Huntsman 4% for Newt Gingrich 2% for Michele Bachmann 1% for Rick Santorum 1% for Gary Johnson 11% are... 

9/22: NBC News/Marist Poll

September 22, 2011 by  
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NBC News and Marist College are pleased to announce the launch of a polling partnership, the NBC News/Marist Poll, for the 2012 Republican primary season. The NBC News/Marist Poll will gauge public opinion throughout this fall in key Republican primary and caucus states and track the campaign for the Republican nomination next spring. “With the diversity of states in play in this year’s Republican race, let alone for the general election, it’s important for NBC News to have a partner who will bring academic and statistical rigor to the difficult task of state polling. Marist is...