Booker, Menendez trailing behind the rest of New Jersey leaders in COVID-19 response

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A Monmouth University Poll shows that U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez are trailing in approval ratings behind Governor Phil Murphy and local legislators.

“Public officeholder ratings have gone up across the board in the Garden State, but none more so than for the governor, Phil Murphy, who earns widespread praise for his handling of the coronavirus outbreak,” the report said.  “New Jersey residents have a higher opinion of the state response than they do for the actions of the federal government in general and the president specifically.”

Governor Phil Murphy, according to the poll has a 71% approval rating.

Murphy is not alone in garnering positive reviews from New Jersey residents. The state legislature gets a solid 54% approve and 27% disapprove rating – up from a negative 33% approve and 42% disapprove rating in September. This marks the first time in six years that the legislature has earned a net positive rating.

Sen. Cory Booker gets a 51% approve and 33% disapprove rating among all adult residents (up from 45% to 37%) while Sen. Bob Menendez gets a 45% approve and 36% disapprove rating.



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