Former President Donald Trump has announced his intention to run for president in the historically blue state of New Jersey in 2024. Trump said that Congressman Jeff Van Drew will lead his New Jersey campaign. He believes that the Biden administration’s treatment of the state has been damaging and that he has a solid chance of gaining New Jersey voters’ support. Trump highlighted free immigration, high crime rates, high taxes, contempt for the military, inflation, and a suffering economy as reasons for his confidence in winning the state.
As early polls tend to focus on swing states or early primary states, there is little information on how Trump and Biden are doing in New Jersey. Trump is ahead of Biden by 4 percentage points, according to a national poll by Emerson College. According to the study, Biden has a 41 percent approval rating, with 51 percent of registered voters disapproving of his job performance.
According to an Emerson College poll, Trump has maintained a considerable lead over his fellow Republican competitors, with 64 percent of voter support in the Republican primary. Former Governor Chris Christie, a New Jersey native, is the lone vociferous critic of Trump among the Republican candidates, with 4% support. Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has 14% of the vote, while Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has 7%.
In the previous six presidential elections, New Jersey has voted for the Democratic candidate, with President Joe Biden winning the state by 16 percentage points in 2020. Trump, on the other hand, remains upbeat about his chances of winning over more New Jersey voters this time around.
It is crucial to note that early polls and predictions may not accurately represent the election’s final outcome because they are susceptible to change and are based on a small sample size. The presidential election in 2024 is still a few years away, and a lot may change in the political scene between now and then.