Stockton University is out of the polling business for head-to-head candidate election predictions.

However, they very much remain in the polling business regarding ascertaining public opinion on important issues facing New Jersey and America.

The Stockton Polling Institute of the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy recently surveyed “933 New Jersey registered voters of all-partisan affiliations. But the percentages supporting the more liberal positions were consistently at least a few percentage points lower than the entire Democratic Party and a few points higher for the more moderate positions.”


Here are some of the findings, taken directly from the survey:

64% of Black and multiracial respondents supported legalizing marijuana for recreational use, compared to 70% of Democrats; 27% of Black and multiracial voters would legalize it for medical use only, while 22% of all Democrats would...Both Black/multiracial respondents and Democrats responded the same when asked whether police funding should be decreased (only 11% of both wanted to defund police) and whether the nation should reduce incarceration rates (51% of both)...73% percent of Democrats supported making it harder to buy guns, while 65% of Black and multiracial voters did...

The conclusion is that minority voters remain reliable Democratic voters; yet, their views are more moderate than other Democratic voter subsets.

It may surprise some to learn that minority voters are not as liberal as perhaps you thought they were.

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We believe that it is important to share with you exactly how Stockton University compiled these results. Below, is Stockton’s rationale.


"The poll of New Jersey registered voters was conducted by the Stockton Polling Institute of the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy March 1-12, 2022. Live interviewers who are mostly Stockton University students called cell phones and landlines from the Stockton University campus. Opinion Services supplemented a portion of the fieldwork...."

SOURCEStockton Polling Institute of the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy.

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