(WEST ORANGE, APRIL 11) – Jersey City Mayor
Bret Schundler, responding to the release of a new Quinnipiac College
poll on the contest for the GOP gubernatorial nomination which showed
the gap between Schundler and Acting Governor Don DiFrancesco shrinking
by another ten points, today issued the following statement:
“The new Quinnipiac College poll confirms what
our own poll revealed last week – our campaign is surging against
Donnie DiFrancesco, and we’ve narrowed the gap significantly.
In the last month, we’ve cut 10 points off Donnie’s lead, and
we’re now trailing by just 12 points, with two months to go.“I’m
heartened that Republican voters across the state are learning more
about the two candidates competing for the nomination.
poll and others show clearly that when voters learn about me and Donnie
– and our positions on the issues, and our records as leaders – they
are coming our way by the bushel. “Across the state, voters are
looking for a candidate with the courage to lead and win – and as they
learn more about our campaign, they’re signing on. “I want to raise
educational standards and lower property and income taxes.
I want to actually reform the way we spend money at the state
level, rather than always just throwing more money at a problem.
I want to reverse Mt. Laurel and revitalize our inner cities as a
means to ending suburban sprawl.
On these and a whole host of issues, Donnie and I
have significant disagreements – and Republican voters support my
”The Quinnipiac survey showed DiFrancesco
leading Schundler by a 39-27 percent margin, down from 46-24 one month
ago.The new poll was conducted April 3-9.
survey included 357 registered Republican voters, with a margin of error
of 5.2 percent.The Quinnipiac survey confirms what a private poll for
the Schundler campaign revealed last week.
In the private poll, the gap between DiFrancesco and Schundler
was 37-24 percent.