BALA CYNWYD, PA and FORT LEE, NJ– October 8, 2018 – United States Senator Robert Menendez (D) holds a nearly 3:1 lead over businessman Robert Hugin (R) among Hispanic voters in New Jersey according to an exclusive poll for Telemundo 47 New York and Telemundo62 Philadelphia conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida.

The Telemundo stations poll was conducted between October 1 and October 4, with 625 registered Hispanic voters interviewed by telephone across the Garden State. All respondents indicated they were likely to vote in the November general election. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 4%

“The November elections are important to our viewers, their families and the many communities Telemundo and NBC proudly serve throughout the Garden State,” said Cristina Schwarz, President and General Manager of Telemundo 47. “This Telemundo stations poll offers important insights into the views of New Jersey’s Hispanic community as they prepare to head to the polls and cast their vote next month.”

“Partnering with Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy enabled us to develop a clearer view of how New Jersey Hispanic voters feel about this all important race,” said Ric Harris, President and General Manager of NBC10 and Telemundo62. “It also helps us better understand what’s most important to our viewers, so that we can provide more dedicated coverage.”

Among the findings:

  • Statewide: Menendez leads Hugin 57% to 20%, with 19% of respondents remaining undecided. Libertarian Party candidate Murray Sabrin receives 3%.
  • Gender: Menendez leads Hugin 52%-23% among male respondents and 61%-17% among female respondents.
  • Issues: Respondents cited economy/jobs (21%), immigration (18%), honesty and integrity in government (15%) and healthcare (12%) as top issues of importance.
  • Right/Wrong Track: 34% of respondents state that the country is on the right track. 59% say that it is on the wrong track.
  • Immigration Policy: 21% of respondents approve of the Trump Administration’s handling of U.S. immigration policy. 73% disapprove.
  • Sanctuary Cities: 65% of respondents support efforts to create sanctuary cities that protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. 25% of respondents oppose such efforts.
  • DACA: 92% of respondents support extending the federal DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. 5% of respondents oppose such efforts.
  • TPS: 73% of respondents believe that the Trump administration should reverse the ending of TPS (temporary protected status) for immigrants. 13% oppose such efforts.
  • Economic Impact: 67% of respondents believe that undocumented immigrants help the state economy. 10% believe that undocumented immigrants hurt the state economy, with 18% believing that they have no effect on the state economy.
  • Economic Confidence: 37% of respondents are more confident about the economy, compared to a year ago. 27% are less confident. 29% feel the same as last year.
  • Trump/National Direction: 22% of respondents want their vote to support the national direction led by President Trump. 49% of respondents want their vote to change this direction. 27% of respondents do not see their vote having much to do with President Trump and his policies.
  • Immigration as a Voting issue: 48% of respondents said that immigration will be an important factor in their vote for U.S. Senate. 22% of respondents said that the issue will somewhat factor into their voting. 11% of respondents said that it will not be a factor in their vote.

Full survey data is contained in the attached poll. For additional information on poll findings or methodology, please contact Brad Coker from Mason-Dixon associates at 904-261-2444 or

About Telemundo62 Philadelphia / WWSI

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About Telemundo 47 New York / WNJU
Telemundo 47 / WNJU is the Telemundo television station serving Spanish-speaking viewers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for more than 50 years. The Tri-State’s Spanish-language broadcasting channel for soccer, Telemundo 47 will offer exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the 2019 Copa America, the 2019 and 2025 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ tournaments and the 2022 and 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup™ tournaments.

Delivering more than 27 hours of locally-produced news, information and entertainment programing each week, Telemundo 47 offers comprehensive breaking news coverage and features the New York market’s only team of bilingual meteorologists, La Autoridad en El Tiempo, who use cutting-edge technology to keep viewers and their families safe and informed. This includes Tele Doppler 47, con tecnología S band, the most powerful and most accurate weather technology available.

Telemundo 47’s local consumer investigative unit, Telemundo Responde, returns every telephone call, responds to every electronic inquiry and has recovered over $1.5 million for local viewers. The station also features Acceso Total, the region’s only local entertainment variety program with TeleXitos, the station’s multicast network, offering viewers many beloved, iconic television series in an easy-to-watch, comfortable Spanish-language format.

As a station, Telemundo 47 demonstrates its commitment to the communities it serves by cultivating local partnerships with organizations that reflect the diversity of the local market. Telemundo 47 also provides news and information across all platforms, online at, and via its dedicated mobile app and across social media.


Diana Torralvo (Telemundo62)

John Durso, Jr. (Telemundo 47)

Brad Coker (Mason-Dixon)