Poll: N.J. likes Obama, Lautenberg and Menendez

A New York Times poll of New Jersey residents has President Barack Obama’s approval rating at 62%-25%. But nearly two-third of registered voters (65%) say that Obama’s endorsement of Gov. Jon Corzine will have no effect on their vote. 17% say it will make them more likely to support Corzine, and 16% say less likely.

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-Cliffside Park) has a 38%-22% approval rating, and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-Hoboken) has an approval rating of 32%-22%.

Corzine has upside-down job approvals, 49%-33%. His favorables are also upside-down, 30%-46%, among registered voters. Republican gubernatorial candidate Christopher Christie also has upside-down favorabeles among registered voters, 19%-37%. Registered voters — ones who have heard of him — are mixed on independent Christopher Daggett, 13%-10%.

Poll: N.J. likes Obama, Lautenberg and Menendez