Light Turnout Expected at the Primary Polls Today

Jun 6, 2017

Primary polls close at 8pm

Polling experts are expecting low voter turnout for today's primary election.  Patrick Murray of the Monmouth University Polling Institute estimates 600,000 voters will turn out at the polls, which would be a record low for two contested primaries.

Murray says the low voter turnout may have an impact on the outcome of the election.

“On the democratic side, the fact that Phil Murphy has all 21 county organizational lines is prohibitive. On the Republican side I think it’s going to be a lot closer than people think. I think there’s a lot of Christie fatigue, there’s a lot of Trump fatigue, even within the Republican party.”

Murray says since the rest of the ballot is largely uncontested, voters are less invested in the primary.

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