U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) has a 46% approval rating, up from 38%, according to this morning’s Monmouth University/NJ Media Poll.
Running for reelection in 2012, Menendez has a 27% disapproval rating from Garden State residents and a 46% to 28% rating among registered voters, an improvement of his 38% to 33% marks last July.
The same poll shows Lautenberg standing at 48% approve to 29% disapprove among New Jersey residents and 48% to 30% rating among voters, similar to the 47% to 33% rating he had in July.
Polling Director Patrick Murray said New Jerseyans give better ratings to their own U.S. House Representative – 53% approve to 26% disapprove among all residents and 55% to 25% among registered voters. Although New Jerseyans give generally positive marks to the president and their Congressional delegation, few state residents (32%) are satisfied with the way things are going in Washington, DC. Twice as many (61%) say they are dissatisfied.