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New Poll Shows Gov. Phil Murphy With Strong Approval Ratings

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy continues to receive high marks from New Jersey voters, a new Monmouth University poll finds. Fifty-seven percent of New Jersey residents approve of the job Gov. Murphy is doing as governor. This is the second poll in as many months that puts the governor’s job approval rating well above fifty percent. 

The governor’s approval ratings remain strong across partisan ideology. Eighty-eight percent of Democrats approve of Gov. Murphy’s performance as governors, while 48% of independents and 21% of Republicans feel the same. 

The Monmouth University poll also finds that the plurality of New Jersey residents believe that Gov. Murphy is putting the state ahead of any personal political career ambitions – something his predecessor was roundly criticized for.

Gov. Phil Murphy has received high praise for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and has delivered on his promises for New Jersey. It’s clear that New Jerseyans want to continue moving the state forward under Gov. Murphy’s leadership. 

Meanwhile, Republicans are in a race to the right, with Jack Ciattarelli, Phil Rizzo, and Hirsh Singh embracing radical conspiracy theories in an attempt to win over Trump’s far-right base.

“Gov. Murphy has delivered for New Jersey and helped lead it through a crisis of historic proportions, ” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy. “From raising the minimum wage to expanding access to affordable health care, combating climate change, and putting public health above partisanship during the pandemic, Gov. Murphy has shown what steadfast leadership looks like. It’s clear New Jerseyans see it too and are looking forward to electing Gov. Murphy to a second term.”