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Menendez Approval Drops 15 Points in One Month


Boy, amazing what all of those favors-for-donors stories and “allegations of underage prostitutes” headlines can do to a lawmaker:

New Jersey voters disapprove 41 – 36 percent of the job U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is doing, a 15-point drop in less than a month, and say 44 – 28 percent that he is not honest and trustworthy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Today’s approval rating is down from a 51 – 33 percent score in a January 23 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University and is his lowest score since August, 2011 when he had a negative 39 – 42 percent approval rating.

Don’t worry, senator. There are still voters who think you’re swell:

Democrats approve of Sen. Menendez 58 – 19 percent, while disapproval is 63 – 18 percent among Republicans and 45 – 31 percent among independent voters. Women approve 40 – 32 percent, while men disapprove 51 – 31 percent.

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