This Week in Politics: Wait… Who’s Running for Gov in New Jersey?

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Governor Chris Christie at Phillipsburg High School, Phillipsburg, NJ.

New Jersey is one of only two states holding gubernatorial elections in 2017. And with the primary coming up in early June, you might expect that voters would be in a final decision-making phase. But according to a Quinnipiac University poll released this week, even the front-runners are barely registering. According to the poll, 70 percent of voters don't know enough about Democratic candidate Phil Murphy to form an opinion of him and 63 percent don't know enough about leading Republican candidate, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno.

For more on the race, Brigid Callahan Harrison, Political Science Professor at Montclair State University joins us on WNYC's This Week in Politics.

Speaking with host David Furst, she says, "There is this undercurrent of passion that has yet to be tapped… I certainly think that this is an election ripe for an outsider takeover."