Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #19029
 
New Jersey Approval Ratings as of 02/27/12:

President Barack Obama: Plus 2.
Governor Chris Christie: Minus 1.
Senator Frank Lautenberg: Net Zero.
Senator Robert Menendez: Minus 1.

Head-to-Head General Election Match-Ups in New Jersey:

Obama + 14 Over Mitt Romney.
Obama + 24 Over Rick Santorum.
Obama + 25 Over Ron Paul.
Obama + 34 Over Newt Gingrich.

Menendez + 15 over Joe Kyrillos.
Menendez + 19 over Anna Little.

Cell phones and home phones included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 600 adults from the state of New Jersey 02/24/12 through 02/26/12, exclusively for WABC-TV New York City. Of the adults, 533 were registered to vote, and were asked the questions that follow. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (72% of registered voters) were interviewed on a home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents unreachable on a home telephone (28% of registered voters) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet, laptop or other electronic device.

 
1Do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as President?
533 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KN NJCentral S NJ
Approve48%43%53%53%47%49%44%49%47%41%82%44%54%47%49%24%78%32%**50%32%49%63%49%49%47%56%47%45%45%51%49%
Disapprove46%52%40%40%50%46%48%46%47%52%16%54%39%46%46%72%18%63%**44%66%45%26%43%46%48%35%45%51%52%41%44%
Not Sure6%5%6%8%3%5%8%5%6%7%2%2%8%7%5%5%4%5%**6%1%5%10%7%6%5%9%7%4%3%8%6%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%24%31%27%17%55%45%62%13%17%8%28%72%26%41%30%4%93%24%43%21%17%33%50%18%30%52%39%31%29%
 
 
2Do you approve or disapprove of the job Chris Christie is doing as Governor?
533 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KN NJCentral S NJ
Approve46%57%36%32%46%49%62%40%54%52%23%38%58%35%51%67%24%60%**44%64%52%21%40%48%47%38%50%46%39%49%53%
Disapprove47%36%57%55%49%46%33%51%41%41%72%57%28%50%46%28%70%33%**48%33%41%66%54%46%45%58%38%48%55%46%38%
Not Sure7%7%7%13%5%5%5%9%5%7%5%5%14%15%4%5%6%6%**7%2%7%13%6%5%8%4%11%6%6%6%9%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%24%31%27%17%55%45%62%13%17%8%28%72%26%41%30%4%93%24%43%21%17%33%50%18%30%52%39%31%29%
 
 
3Do you approve or disapprove of the job Frank Lautenberg is doing as United States Senator?
533 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KN NJCentral S NJ
Approve37%32%42%26%31%43%53%29%47%40%28%38%27%28%41%34%50%24%**38%25%42%45%43%39%33%46%40%31%38%40%32%
Disapprove37%45%30%26%40%45%36%34%42%36%41%36%43%21%44%43%22%54%**36%57%33%22%23%38%42%18%31%48%35%36%43%
Not Sure26%22%28%48%29%12%10%37%11%24%30%26%30%52%15%23%28%22%**25%18%26%32%35%23%24%36%29%21%27%24%25%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%24%31%27%17%55%45%62%13%17%8%28%72%26%41%30%4%93%24%43%21%17%33%50%18%30%52%39%31%29%
 
 
4Do you approve or disapprove of the job Bob Menendez is doing as United States Senator?
533 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KN NJCentral S NJ
Approve36%41%32%27%34%45%41%31%43%36%36%47%17%26%40%36%40%30%**37%38%37%37%46%39%31%37%38%34%35%33%41%
Disapprove37%37%36%27%35%44%42%32%43%37%33%29%56%25%41%41%29%46%**36%45%36%27%21%35%43%26%32%44%38%39%33%
Not Sure27%22%31%46%31%12%17%37%14%27%31%24%27%49%18%23%30%24%**27%17%27%36%33%26%26%37%30%22%26%28%26%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%24%31%27%17%55%45%62%13%17%8%28%72%26%41%30%4%93%24%43%21%17%33%50%18%30%52%39%31%29%
 
 
5In a general election for President today, if the only two candidates on the ballot were Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, who would you vote for?
533 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KN NJCentral S NJ
Barack Obama (D)52%48%56%60%48%53%47%53%51%47%85%45%49%52%52%26%82%36%**54%34%53%72%48%53%52%59%50%51%50%56%51%
Mitt Romney (R)38%43%33%30%43%36%41%37%38%42%14%38%43%35%39%64%13%48%**36%53%37%21%38%33%41%30%39%41%42%36%34%
Undecided10%9%11%10%9%11%12%9%11%11%1%16%8%13%9%10%5%16%**10%13%11%7%14%15%6%10%11%9%8%8%15%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%24%31%27%17%55%45%62%13%17%8%28%72%26%41%30%4%93%24%43%21%17%33%50%18%30%52%39%31%29%
 
 
6In a general election for President today, if the only two candidates on the ballot were Barack Obama and Rick Santorum, who would you vote for?
533 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KN NJCentral S NJ
Barack Obama (D)57%52%62%66%57%55%50%61%53%50%86%61%55%63%55%36%85%38%**58%33%59%83%49%54%62%69%55%54%61%59%50%
Rick Santorum (R)33%38%27%22%34%35%40%29%37%39%11%24%36%23%36%55%10%44%**32%52%32%10%39%32%31%25%35%35%31%31%36%
Undecided10%10%10%12%9%11%10%10%10%11%3%15%9%14%9%9%4%18%**10%15%9%7%12%14%8%7%10%11%8%10%14%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%24%31%27%17%55%45%62%13%17%8%28%72%26%41%30%4%93%24%43%21%17%33%50%18%30%52%39%31%29%
 
 
7What if it were Barack Obama and Ron Paul?
533 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KN NJCentral S NJ
Barack Obama (D)56%51%61%53%58%60%52%56%57%50%84%55%59%56%57%30%86%39%**58%40%58%75%59%55%56%63%53%55%58%61%48%
Ron Paul (R)31%42%21%31%33%29%31%32%29%34%13%34%31%27%32%53%5%48%**30%47%30%13%23%32%33%23%33%33%30%26%37%
Undecided13%8%18%16%9%12%17%12%14%16%3%11%11%17%11%18%9%13%**12%13%12%12%18%13%11%14%14%12%12%13%15%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%24%31%27%17%55%45%62%13%17%8%28%72%26%41%30%4%93%24%43%21%17%33%50%18%30%52%39%31%29%
 
 
8What if it were Barack Obama and Newt Gingrich?
533 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KN NJCentral S NJ
Barack Obama (D)61%56%65%64%62%60%56%63%58%56%86%60%58%63%60%35%88%48%**63%42%62%83%60%61%61%69%59%59%59%64%59%
Newt Gingrich (R)27%33%21%23%26%29%30%25%29%32%10%21%29%22%29%54%5%33%**25%41%27%10%27%23%30%22%32%26%26%28%27%
Undecided12%11%14%13%12%11%13%12%12%12%4%19%13%14%12%11%6%19%**12%17%11%7%13%17%9%9%9%15%14%9%14%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%24%31%27%17%55%45%62%13%17%8%28%72%26%41%30%4%93%24%43%21%17%33%50%18%30%52%39%31%29%
 
 
9In a general election for United States Senator from New Jersey today, if the only two candidates on the ballot were Democrat Bob Menendez and Republican Joe Kyrillos, who would you vote for?
533 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KN NJCentral S NJ
Bob Menendez (D)46%42%51%38%48%49%49%44%49%40%70%52%48%39%49%26%74%28%**48%31%48%63%51%50%42%45%49%45%46%48%46%
Joe Kyrillos (R)31%38%23%19%30%38%36%25%37%37%15%16%34%17%36%51%7%45%**29%54%27%9%25%29%34%24%27%35%27%31%36%
Undecided23%20%26%43%22%13%14%31%13%23%15%32%18%44%15%23%19%27%**23%15%25%29%24%22%24%30%24%20%28%22%19%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%24%31%27%17%55%45%62%13%17%8%28%72%26%41%30%4%93%24%43%21%17%33%50%18%30%52%39%31%29%
 
 
10In a general election for United States Senator from New Jersey today, if the only two candidates on the ballot were Democrat Bob Menendez and Republican Anna Little, who would you vote for?
533 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KN NJCentral S NJ
Bob Menendez (D)48%43%53%38%50%53%49%45%52%43%67%53%47%40%51%28%75%30%**50%35%49%65%51%51%45%47%48%48%47%50%48%
Anna Little (R)29%36%22%23%27%34%33%25%34%34%16%19%35%18%33%49%6%44%**27%46%26%12%24%28%31%22%28%32%25%27%36%
Undecided23%21%25%39%22%13%18%30%15%23%17%28%18%42%16%24%19%26%**23%18%25%23%24%21%24%31%23%20%28%23%16%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%24%31%27%17%55%45%62%13%17%8%28%72%26%41%30%4%93%24%43%21%17%33%50%18%30%52%39%31%29%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.