New Poll Gives New Jersey Governor Murphy 53% Approval; How Would YOU Rate His Job?

A new poll of registered voters in New Jersey shows a majority of New Jerseyans continue to approve of the job Governor Phil Murphy is doing.

The latest Monmouth University Poll shows Murphy with a 53% approve and 35% disapprove rating from all New Jersey adults for the job he is doing as governor.

Among registered voters, his rating is 52% approve and 36% disapprove.

These results are in line with Murphy’s ratings over the past two years, both before and after his closer than expected reelection victory in 2021.

However, it is down significantly from three years ago, when his approval topped 70%, just as the Covid pandemic started to spread.

Murphy currently gets positive ratings from 84% of Democrats, 46% of independents, and 16% of Republicans.

“Murphy seems to be holding course. His rating is above water in a state where Democrats have a registration advantage, but he doesn’t seem to have broken through yet with a major legacy item that New Jerseyans point to as a hallmark of his administration,” Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, said in a statement.

The poll also found that 29% said Murphy has achieved some major accomplishments during his time as governor and 42% say he has minor accomplishments.

Another 26%, though, say he has no real accomplishments to point to.

The results of this poll, which was conducted prior to Tuesday’s State of the State address, are similar to Monmouth polls taken over the past two years.

The Monmouth University Poll was conducted from January 5-9 with a sample size of 809 New Jersey adults and a margin of error of +/- 4.7%.

Do you feel Governor Murphy has done a good job?


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  1. Dear Governor very not happy and
    Frankly very disappointed in ur plastic ban bag. Very inconvenient when u do grocery shopping. Families struggle enough financially to pay for groceries the last thing they need is to pay more for a material bag. U shud focus on more important things not banning plastic bags

    • He only allowed us to be opened after he lost a bunch of lawsuits.
      Did you forget how he closed down Center of Town daily before Peasch?
      It was only after he lost or thought he was going to lose a law suit he opened up stuff.
      Even now the media makes it sound like he decided to do XYZ and really it’s because he is afraid he will lose the law suit that is pending.

      I have no Hakaras Hatov

  2. Phil Murphy needs to be over and done I’m going to tell you that we need a governor to shape up NJ like shut down adult stores take out the garbage that’s taught in schools and have dress codes in schools for High School students grade 9-12, and kids should use books not computers

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