Quinnipiac: Voters mixed on their Senators, Assemblymembers upside-down

The New Jersey Legislature has an upside-down 26%-61% approval rating, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.  Voters are split, 44%-44%, on how their own State Senator is handling his or job, and are upside-down, 38%-41%, on their Assemblyman or Assemblywoman.  The survey did not ask the name of the individual legislator.

Democrats seem to approve of their Senators, 60%-28%, while Senators are upside-down among Republicans (25%-63%) and Independents (40%-48%).  Women approve of their Senators (46%-40%), while men disapprove (43%-48%).  Senators are upside-down (38%-49%) among white voters, but do well (66%-27%) among black voters.  Union households give their State Senator a 51%-41% approval rating; it is 46%-43% among households with children in public schools.

Approval ratings of legislators by region:

Essex & Hudson: Senate, 58%-37%; Assembly, 50%-30%
Bergen, Passaic, Union, Middlesex & Mercer: Senate, 45%-43%; Assembly, 39%-40%
Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Sussex & Warren: Senate, 39%-48%; Assembly, 42%-37%
Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland Gloucester & Salem: Senate, 43%-46%; Assembly, 33%-45%
Atlantic, Monmouth & Ocean: 36%-47%; Assembly, 29%-54%

Quinnipiac: Voters mixed on their Senators, Assemblymembers upside-down