TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new poll shows New Jersey voters are less happy with President Obama’s performance in office.

The Monmouth University/NJ Press Media poll out Sunday finds Obama’s approval rating is now 47 percent among registered voters. That’s down five percentage points from the last Monmouth poll conducted in August.

The poll also found 47 percent of registered voters don’t think Obama should be re-elected, while 46 percent say he deserves another term in office. And nearly half of the respondents believe Obama’s policies have ignored the needs of middle class families while benefiting Wall Street.

The telephone poll of 817 adults was conducted Oct. 5-9 and has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points. Those polled were asked if they were registered voters.

Are you a New Jersey resident? What do you think of President Obama’s performance in office? Tell us in our comments section below.

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Comments (14)
  1. Anonymous User says:

    It’s not a surprise that 47% of voters believe that BHO doesn’t deserve to be re-elected. It’s a surprise that 46% still believe he does. Oh, well, never underestimate human stupidity…

  2. Liberals Are Evil says:

    Look at the picture…THE WIMP AND THE BLIMP!

  3. LiveWithIt says:

    Time to get a clue. All those who voted for Ears got played. Time to move on, next time you vote, use the noggin.

  4. shabatee booboo says:

    yo dat guv boy sho be HUGE! u KNOW he filling the toilet when he go bathroom time!

  5. LG says:

    Omg..He simply is a lously govenor..He’s not eorking w congress and he’s working against them belittling instead..Tours buses are a political ploy to get him re-elected..He stands for nothing he campaigned on..He cares nothing about the peoples wants he’s a sullen prententious community organizer

  6. Pete says:

    He doesn’t deserve a second term. Actually he had no experience except a smooth way with words to have been given a first term. No experience caused great harm. I started to turn when he wanted us to believe everything he did wrong was because of Bush. I don’t like being played as being stupid.

  7. Practical says:

    For charisma,personality and speech making, I rate the President A.For management and leadership skills,I rate the President F.I think the President should be required to answer the question,Why should you be re-elected?Don’t tell me your promises of what you will do if reelected. Tell me what you have accomplished to warrant anyone voting for you again.In 2008,the election was decided on the issue of whether the country wanted 4 more years of the same policies.We answered No.In 2012,the question is the same.

  8. James Hodges says:

    In 2008 people had to vote for Obama to prove they weren’t racist…. In 2012 they will have to vote for someone else to prove they are smart…!

  9. Anthony says:

    I can seem why Cristy will not be running for president. He first needs to run to lose weight.

    1. Te says:

      Hey Anthony – how original and witty. Now go back to your fourth grade English class and pay attention

      1. Black says:

        He is FAT isn’t he, what a pig

  10. USA is Losing Hope says:

    Obama will never win next election because middle class people cannot afford it if he does.He is like a lost dog in the White House.I do not think any of the other canidates can do any worse so lets get new blood in there.

    1. Kazoo says:

      Unfortunally I think he will get back in. The reason why I say this is that the Tea Party will split the ticket instead of voting for whoever wins the Repub nod.

  11. JohnW9540 says:

    Watch and see. To bolster his rating Obama will release the Bin laden death photos by next October.

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