Poll Gives Politically Energized Stack an 84% Approval Rating in Union City

State Senator Brian P. Stack’s endorsement earlier this week of Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer gave a game over feel to the incumbent’s reelection contest, or she hopes. The politically hyperkinetic Stack rarely endorses in local contests, so his two front fight on behalf of Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop and now Zimmer has gotten the attention of other Hudson County power players.

But what does it mean?

InsiderNJ asked Stack if he’s not stretching himself thin with two campaign battlefronts.

“Not at all,” said the 33rd district Senator (and Union City Mayor). “I’m on the ballot this year myself, so it’s a natural fit. I’m organizing anyway.”

A March 13-15 McLaughlin and Associates Poll of 300 likely voters found the veteran incumbent in very strong reelection shape.

According to the poll, inn NJ LD 33… Only 15% say New Jersey is heading in the “right direction”. Forty-four percent (44%) say New Jersey is heading down the “wrong track”, with 35% saying “same”.

In Union City, conversely,  6 of 10 voters, 59%, say Union City is heading in the right direction, while 24% say “remaining the same”. Only 9% say wrong track.
Eighty-six percent of the voters (86%) say Union City is a safe place for them and their family’s personal safety, with the majority, 52%, saying “very safe”.
Eighty-two percent (82%) say Union City is “more safe than other surrounding communities”. Again, the majority, 51%, say “much more safe.”

Both as a State Senator and as a Mayor, Brian Stack continues to receive broad and intense support from the voters.

In NJ LD 33…
Three quarters of the Democratic primary voters in Legislative District 33, 73%, are favorable to Senator Stack, while only 6% are unfavorable.
In Union City, Mayor Stack’s favorable rating increases to 84%, while only 4% are unfavorable. A 20:1 ratio.
In NJ LD 33…What voters liked most about Brian P. Stack included: “for the people” at 38%, “good job” at 22%, and “available” at 14%. Only 23% of the voters could NOT cite something they liked most about Senator Stack.
Seventy-seven percent could not cite a “like least”.

Stack denied that he is applying undue influence in his endorsement of Zimmer, or exerting presence to scare off interlopers, such as the allies of state Senator Nick Sacco (D-32). But if they have any notion of coming in on LD33, they should think twice.

“They’d be making a mistake,’ Stack told InsiderNJ.


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