In N.J., Obama approvals at 55%-40%

As he prepares to travel to New Jersey to campaign for Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine, President Barack Obama has a 55%-40% approval rating among likely voters in this state, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. That’s about the same as he was two weeks ago (56%-39%), but below his 60% approval in July.

Obama’s approvals are at 86%-10% among Democrats, 52%-43% among independents, and not surprisingly, he’s upside-down among Republicans, 19%-76%. He’s at 51%-45% among men, and 60%-36% among women. He’s at 76%-19% in Essex and Hudson counties, 55%-41% in Bergen, Passaic, Union, Middlesex and Mercer counties, 64%-32% in South Jersey, and he’s upside down in northwestern New Jersey (45%-48%) and in the shore counties (44%-52%).

In N.J., Obama approvals at 55%-40%