Exit polls: This was a message to Trump

This one was for Donald Trump. Exit polls revealed an unmistakable anti-Trump backlash Tuesday, as Democrats won resounding victories in governors races in Virginia and New Jersey. Majorities of voters in both states disapproved of the job Trump is doing as president, with significant numbers of voters in each state […] Read more »

How did Democrat Phil Murphy win the New Jersey gubernatorial race?

Democrat Phil Murphy was elected governor of New Jersey with strong support from his party’s base, including women, younger voters, and by making inroads with some less traditionally Democratic groups, such as independents and white voters. Murphy defeated the state’s lieutenant governor, Republican Kim Guadagno, who was hurt by her […] Read more »

Voters’ concern about health care boost Northam, corruption a top issue for NJ voters

Pushback against President Donald Trump helped lift Democrats to governorships in the two highest-profile U.S. elections since the 2016 presidential contest. … In Virginia, voters by a 2-1 margin said they were casting their ballot to show opposition to Trump rather than support for him. In New Jersey the margin […] Read more »