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STATE – The New Jersey Legislature has a dismal approval rating of 23 percent, with 63 percent of the voters expressing disapproval of the lawmakers’ job performance, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll.

Asked which party they would like to see in control of the State Assembly after the November election, 45 percent say they would prefer the Republicans take over, while 43 percent want the Democrats to remain in the majority.

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Taxes (31%) and the economy (20%) remain top issues of concern to most voters. Nearly two-thirds of voters are embarrassed by the recent arrest of dozens of public officials. Although 50 percent of New Jerseyans associate political corruption more with Democrats compared with just 15 percent who blame Republicans, 67 percent say the arrests make them no less likely to vote for Corzine.

Although 71 percent say government corruption in New Jersey is a very serious problem, ethics is identified as a top issue by only five percent of the voters.


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