A new poll finds that 44 percent of voters in New Jersey believe Governor Phil Murphy is doing a good job.
The Monmouth University survey found that 28 percent disapprove, while 28 percent have no opinion at all. Those marks are better than former Governors Chris Christie and Jon Corzine at similar points in their first term.
“Perhaps one reason why Murphy’s overall job rating is so positive is because fewer New Jerseyans are paying attention to this new governor than in the past,” Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute said
Many are still unfamiliar with Murphy’s plans and proposals. For example, 85 percent said they know little or nothing about his budget plan.
“It’s worth noting that turnout in last year’s election was a record low and Monmouth’s polling found that most voters couldn’t say whether Murphy’s views were in line with the state. It’s not clear how much more they know now,” Murray said.
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