The New Jersey Legislature overall has an upside-down approval rating of 23%-63%, and but voters are split over which party they would like to see in control of the State Assembly after the November election. 45% say they would prefer the Republicans take control, while 43% want the Democrats to keep their majority, according to the Quinnipiac University poll.
The Legislature's job approval was at 27%-59% in July. That means job approval has gone down over the last four weeks for a body that has been in recess since June.
Nearly half of independent likely voters (49%) prefer a GOP-controlled Assembly next year, while 28% of the independents want the Democrats to remain in charge.
In South Jersey, where Quinnipiac breaks down regional the "Phillyland" region to include likely voters in Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties, 51% prefer a Democratic Legislature while 38% want Republicans in charge. These numbers affect legislative contests in districts 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8.