Poll: President Obama’s Approval Rating Rises Among New Jerseyans

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP)President Barack Obama’s job-approval has grown among registered voters surveyed in New Jersey.

A Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released Thursday shows 55 percent questioned approve of the way President Obama is handling his job. That’s up eight points from April.

Thirty-six percent disapprove.

Obama’s approval among Republicans polled increased by a third to 21 percent.

Poll director Peter Woolley says he believes the numbers reflect Obama’s high profile in foreign policy.

Still, only 34 percent of Garden State voters say the country is headed in the right direction compared to 51 percent who say it’s on the wrong track.

The telephone survey of 804 registered voters was conducted from May 16 through May 22 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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  • Thankful

    OF COURSE it would rise… we have a greedy moron for governor. Now only if we can overthrow that pig and quicky stick someone who is capable of doing GOOD. AND YAY FOR OBAMA!!!

  • rahee s

    It’s not the Presidents fault that there are republicans who did nothing obstructed progress for 2 years now the want to continue to wreck the economy. They are bush of steroids tax breaks for the rich and corporatiions(trickle down) and gut the middle class and bury the poor. All of the repubs proposals are to protect their corporate masters

  • felton wilson

    no depression,unemployment dropping,us banks and corps saved,health care for everyone,great,now bring all the troops home,thanks Mr. President

  • Steven Weakley

    If you think president Obama Is awful you have a very short memory,I feel sorry that we live in a country that only recognizes greatness when it is gone.I don’t know why he contiues to serve people that hate him so.

  • James Andrews

    He’s awful…gotta go!

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