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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Job approval poll numbers are rebounding from a five-year low for U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey in the wake of an ethics probe involving a major donor.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows 40 percent of registered New Jersey voters surveyed approve of the job the two-term Democrat is doing compared to 37 percent who do not. A 41 percent negative approval rating reflected a 15-point drop in a February survey.

New Jersey voters are divided 35 to 36 percent, with 29 percent undecided, on whether Menendez is honest and trustworthy.

Fifty-three percent say the issue is worth investigating, while 30 percent say it’s politically motivated.

The telephone survey of 1,129 registered voters has a sampling error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.

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