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Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt

Steinhardt: Murphy’s popularity won’t last

Governor approval high in new Quinnipiac poll

By Nikita Biryukov, August 22 2018 12:48 pm

Republicans don’t think Gov. Phil Murphy’s role as New Jersey’s most popular governor is one he will keep for very long.

“The recent Quinnipiac poll confirms only that Murphy is on an extended political honeymoon,” Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt said. “When the harsh realities of his buy now, pay later, government free for all hit home, the Governor’s promise of a stronger and fairer NJ will be a far cry from the weaker and poorer state he leaves behind.”

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found that voters had a favorable view of Murphy, with 54% approving of his tenure so far, the highest of any governor in the state at this point in the first term since the advent of opinion polling. Only 32% disapproved of Murphy’s track record thus far.

Even 25% of Republicans gave the freshman governor positive marks.

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