Here’s the funny thing about polls. Even though the latest Monmouth University Poll, released Wednesday, shows that Gov. Phil Murphy’s approval rating has increased (it’s back to 55%), the governor was not viewed as favorably on three specific questions related to his policies.
Question 1: Have his polices helped, hurt or had no impact on middle-class residents?
Helped: 27% (down from 31% last May)
Hurt: 38% (up from 36%)
No impact: 27 % (up from 25%)
Question 2: Have his polices helped, hurt or had no impact on property tax payers?
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Helped: 13% (down from 14% last May)
Hurt: 46% (no change)
No impact: 29% (up from 26%)
Question 3: Have his policies helped, hurt or had no impact on business?
Helped: 29% (down from 33% last May)
Hurt: 38% (down from 39%)
No impact: 18% (up from 15%)
And, for a politician who has promised to create a stronger and fairer economy that works for everyone — not just the wealthy and connected — residents seemed to indicate he has been good to the wealthiest.
Question 4: Have his policies helped, hurt or had no impact on wealthy residents?
Helped: 26% (up from 21% last May)
Hurt: 21% (no change)
No impact: 37% (down from 38%)
The Monmouth University Poll was conducted by telephone from March 31-April 4, with 802 New Jersey adults. The question results have a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percentage points. The poll was conducted by the Monmouth University Polling Institute in West Long Branch.