Among registered voters, 76 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents see Pelosi negatively, surpassing her positive score among Democrats and Democratic leaners by 19 points.
If the result holds in November, it could spell trouble for the five Republican representatives in the state. "The reality is that a lot of Republican incumbents haven't faced a competitive challenge in a very long time and have proven unable to locate those old campaign muscles", said DCCC spokesman Tyler Law.
Fueling the negative numbers for Republicans was New Jerseyans' disapproval of Trump's performance in office. Just 34 percent approve of the job Trump is doing, while 61 percent disapprove.
On one hand, there are more who emphasize new gun laws; on the other, those focused on protecting gun rights are more likely to say it's "extremely" important to them to back a candidate who agrees with them, 49 vs. 40 percent among registered voters.
Only one New Jersey lawmaker, Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-3rd Dist., supported the Republican tax bill.More news: Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta Europe Eq ETF (GSEU) Rises 0.48% for April 16
"Most New Jerseyans feel like they've ended up with the short end of the stick from these tax reforms". Republican House candidates dropped by more than half since the beginning of the year. The results have a margin of error of +/- 3.7 percent for the full sample and +/- 3.9 percent for voters.
U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during a roundtable on tax cuts for Florida small businesses in Hialeah, Florida, U.S., April 16, 2018.
Two long-time GOP incumbents, Reps.
The poll notes that in the five districts now represented by Republicans, 46 percent of voters back the Republican candidate while 44 percent back the Democratic one.
The Cook Political Report, a Washington-based publication that tracks congressional races, said Democrats are favored to win LoBiondo's district, have a 50-50 chance to win Frelinghuysen's district and the 7th District represented by Rep. Leonard Lance, and are slight underdogs against Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-3rd Dist. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., the DCCC chairman.More news: Kashmir lawyers protest against supporters of Kathua rape accused
Contributing to his optimism, Lujan said, was the strong turnout among Democrats in last fall's gubernatorial election won by Phil Murphy.
"Not merely will be new-jersey Democrats doing greater on the generic household ballot state wide, but also the change is coming nearly entirely out of districts now owned by the GOP". The new poll discovered that Democrats can possibly be competitive at the five Republican districts these mid-terms, together with voter preference across the five districts almost evenly divide for a generic GOP candidate (46%) in contrast with an Democrat (44 percent).
A GOP mega-donor and hedge fund billionaire is fed up with the president and Republicans' inability to get things done despite having control of the Congress and the White House, so he's giving his money to Democrats. The poll found that in these seven districts combined, voters preferred the Democratic candidate to the Republican candidate 59% to 28%, in line with the average 30-point edge Democrats enjoyed in these districts in 2016 and 2014.
Even in those districts, Trump was viewed negatively, 53 percent to 43 percent.More news: London violence: Police probe after another teenager stabbed to death