Menendez poll numbers improve after 5-year low
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez's job approval poll numbers are up slightly from a five-year low amid ethics questions involving a major donor.
A Quinnipiac University poll shows 40 percent of registered New Jersey voters that were 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 on whether Menendez is honest and trustworthy, with 29 percent undecided.
"The fall-out from those scandal stories has wounded Sen. Robert Menendez, but it looks like he has stopped the bleeding and even recovered a little," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
Fifty-three percent said the issue is worth investigating, while 30 percent said it's politically motivated.
The telephone survey of 1,129 registered voters has a sampling error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.
Copyright 2013 WFMZ. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.