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Obama Approval Rating Drops Slightly In New Jersey

President Barack Obama (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds a majority of New Jersey voters have a favorable view of President Barack Obama.

Fifty-five percent of respondents in the Rutgers-Eagleton poll out Thursday view the president favorably, a drop of 3 percentage points from a poll conducted in March. Thirty-three percent view him unfavorably, which is unchanged.

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s favorability rating stands at 32 percent in the poll, while 46 percent view him unfavorably. He had similar ratings in March, when 28 percent viewed him favorably and 50 percent disapproved.

In the presidential race, the poll shows Obama with a 23-percentage point lead over Romney in New Jersey.

The poll surveyed 1,065 registered voters from May 31-June 4 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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