"It's common for over-briefed people to confuse one briefing note with another. Human memory is much more imperfect than we like to think," said Fairleigh Dickinson University political science professor Peter Woolley. "It is perfectly reasonable to expect candidates to know the basic facts of central pieces of their campaign platform."
"The Republican governor is unpopular. The Republican president is unpopular. The Republican nominee for governor is relatively unknown," Fairleigh Dickinson University political science professor Peter Woolley said. "Murphy is in such a strong position that he can put a tax increase on the table."