New Jersey Republicans are planning to vote for Donald Trump in the GOP primary, according to recent poll by Rutgers-Eagleton, withsaying he was their pick, while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Gov. Chris Christie (who had already dropped out at the time of the poll February 16) each got 7 percent.
Trump is more popular in the Garden State (31 percent) than Christie (29 percent), Sen. Marco Rubio (27 percent), or Sen. Ted Cruz (20 percent). In fact, Republicans give Trump a 58 percent approval rating.
The Democrats, on the other hand, prefer former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by a fairly large margin -- 55 percent over 32 percent for Sen. Bernie Sanders. Support for Sanders has gained and Clinton has slipped a bit since Eagleton’s last poll on the subject in in December, when Clinton had 60 percent and Sanders had 19 percent.