The majority of New Jersey’s registered voters think that Frank Lautenberg is too old to serve another term as Senator, according to a poll released today.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll, 54 percent of New Jersey voters say the 83-year-old senior Senator is “too old to effectively serve another six-year term as U.S. Senator.” And while the Lautenberg’s approval remains favorable, 41 to 32 percent, only 31 percent of voters say that he “deserves to be reelected,” while 42% say he does not.
Nevertheless, Lautenberg still trumps an unnamed Republican opponent by 40 percent to 33 percent.
Jon Corzine’s approval rating remains strong, but has dipped since the poll last asked about his performance in April. According to the poll, 48 percent approve of the way Corzine is handling his job as Governor, while 39% disapprove. In April, 51 percent approved and 36 percent disapproved.
The poll also found that New Jerseyans support dedicating another one-half percent of sales tax to property tax relief by a margin of two-to-one, while they support authorizing the state to borrow $450 million for stem cell research, 49 to 39 percent.
The survey was of 1,604 New Jersey voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percent.