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The CIG Insider NJ Podcast


The CIG InsiderNJ Podcast, a brand-new joint venture brought to you by Capital Impact Group and InsiderNJ, focuses on the stories behind the headlines in New Jersey politics.  Host Paul Crupi sits down with the State’s most influential political leaders and personalities for insightful conversations that delve into the guest’s background, defining career moments, and major life influences that brought them to where they are today. Tune in for fascinating stories, surprising anecdotes, and revelatory interviews with the people that live and breathe New Jersey politics.

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Feb 27, 2019

Patrick Murray is the Director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute. During the past several election cycles, Monmouth University has gained national prominence as one of the go-to polls for news anchors and pundits alike to cite in their reporting and prognosticating, thanks to Patrick’s absolute dedication to uncovering the viewpoint of the average American voter. 
 
We talk about some of the latest polls in NJ and nationwide, including Governor Murphy’s approval rating, and Senator Cory Booker’s chances at securing the Democratic nomination for president. 
 
Patrick’s passion for understanding how and why people think is born out of a natural curiosity, and, as he explains during our conversation, one of the things he loves to do is talk to people everywhere from Iowa fairgrounds to NJ diners to get a better understanding of the issues most important to them. 
 
We also talk about how this natural curiosity has led Patrick to have a deep appreciation for the historical significance New Jersey played in the American Revolution. He is a true history buff, and he explains to us that he hopes that his lasting legacy in NJ isn’t accuracy in polling, but rather a greater recognition and awareness of the unique setting the state provided as a backdrop in the Colonies ultimately defeating the British.