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Phil Murphy’s approval ratings out tomorrow

Monmouth University will release poll of governor’s latest job approvals

By David Wildstein, February 11 2019 1:36 pm

A new poll set to be released tomorrow will reveal whether the hiring of Al Alvarez and continued problems at New Jersey Transit have affected Gov. Phil Murphy’s approval ratings.

Monmouth University is just out of the field with their first Murphy poll of the year, ad will include voter attitudes on Murphy’s relationship with legislative leaders, the increase in the minimum wage, and other state issues.

Murphy had approvals of 43%-28% in a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released on November 15, 2018. The poll was released just as the Alvarez scandal was beginning to develop.

Since then, a legislative panel has held seven hearings on the hiring of Alvarez without being able to determine who hired the former campaign staffer to a high-level Murphy administration position.

The poll could also show whether New Jerseyans are now assigning blame over transit woes to Murphy and not his predecessor, or whether the governor’s handling of a November snowstorm had any lasting effect on his popularity.

Last year, Murphy was at 54%-34% in an October 3 Quinnipiac University poll, 54%-32% in a poll Quinnipiac released in August, and 42%-26% in an April 18 Monmouth poll.

There is a barometer to measure Murphy after his first thirteen months as governor.

A February 2011 Quinnipiac poll had Gov. Chris Christie with job approvals of 52%-40%.  Quinnipiac had Gov. Jon Corzine at 50%-34% in February 2007 and Gov. Jim McGreevey upside down at 40%-41% in January 2003.

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