N.J. legislative races drawing little interest

Dissatisfaction with the job the New Jersey Legislature is doing won’t lead to a change in which party controls it. That’s the finding of a new survey.

Monmouth University Polling Institute director Patrick Murray said only 33 percent of New Jersey voters are satisfied with the work the Legislature is doing while 45 percent disapprove.

“The people who are more likely to be dissatisfied with the Legislature are Democrats rather than Republicans. I think they’re just unhappy with how much the Legislature has compromised with the governor whereas Republicans obviously are happy about that,” Murray said. “But Democrats are not going to cross party lines to kick out their leadership. “

Murray said only 49 percent of voters say it matters a lot to them which party controls the Legislature.

Many people aren’t paying much attention to the election because the new legislative map favors the status quo and there are so few competitive races, he said.

Tuesday is the final day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election. Residents can mail in completed forms or visit county offices to register in person.

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