Poll: Obama’s approval rating at 60%

President Barack Obama’s New Jersey job rating stands at 60% approve to 33% disapprove, according to this morning’s Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll. 

Obama’s positive job number is statistically similar to the 58% approve to 35% disapprove rating he received in December, according to Monmouth pollster Patrick Murray. However, this marks only the second time Obama reached 60% approval in New Jersey. 

The previous 60% approval rating came in May 2011, shortly after Osama bin Laden was killed, Murray said.

The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll was conducted by telephone with 803 New Jersey adults from February 6 to 10, 2013.  This sample has a margin of error of + 3.5 percent.  The poll was conducted by the Monmouth University Polling Institute and originally published by the Asbury Park Press and its sister publications (Courier-Post, Courier News, Daily Journal, Daily Record, and Home News Tribune).

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