New Jersey Residents Disapprove of Murphy’s COVID-19 Testing Availability

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy is not doing enough to get testing done for residents in New Jersey, according to a Monmouth University Poll.

“The only area in the poll where the state does not receive glowing reviews is for the amount of available COVID-19 testing,” the report said. “Just 27% say New Jersey has been offering enough testing for the coronavirus while 67% say it is not enough. However, those who feel there is not enough testing are divided on whether this is the state’s fault – 29% say the state government could be doing more to make tests available while 31% say the lack of tests is largely out of the state government’s control. Another 7% say the state does not have enough testing but are unsure of how much Trenton is responsible for it.”

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That sentiment echoes with local legislators including Congressman Andy Kim who has criticized New Jersey’s ability to get the federal government to add additional testing facilities in the southern portion of the state.

Kim has pushed to bring new testing sites to his southern district and announced this week that a plan is in place to add more.