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Murphy favorables at 43%-37%, new poll finds

Governor up from 36%-24% last year

By David Wildstein, April 09 2019 12:01 am

Gov. Phil Murphy has a 43%-37% favorable rating, according to a new poll Rutgers-Eagleton/ Fairleigh Dickinson University poll.

Murphy remains unknown to 19% of New Jerseyans.

He had favorables of 36%-24% in a May 2018 Rutgers-Eagleton poll.

Murphy now has favorables of 73%-12% among Democrats, up from 54%-5% one year ago.

He is at 33%-39% among independents, and 11%-78% among Republicans.

The governor is at 39%-44% among men and at 47%-30% among women.  He’s at 36%-51% among white voters, but scores favorables of 55%-16% among non-white voters.

Murphy scores his best favorables among millennials: he’s at 50%-20% among New Jerseyans under age 35.

A poll release last week by Rutgers-Eagleton/Fairleigh Dickinson University showed Murphy’s job approvals at 52%-43%.

The poll contacted 1,203 adults between March 7-22.  Of this sample, 621 were contacted on landlines and cellphones and 582 through an online probability-based panel.  The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.7%.

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