Poll: McGreevey unpopular 5 years after scandal

August 12, 2009 6:49:55 AM PDT
A new poll finds former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey is more unpopular now than when he resigned after acknowledging an extramarital affair with another man. The Fairleigh Dickinson-PublicMind Poll released Wednesday - the fifth anniversary of McGreevey's stunning coming out as "a gay American" - finds 62 percent of Garden State voters have an unfavorable opinion of him now, compared to 53 percent who held an unfavorable view when he resigned.

McGreevey has since been through a bitter divorce and child custody battle.

Now openly gay, he lives with his partner and is enrolled in an Episcopal seminary.

The telephone survey of 803 registered voters was taken June 22-29 and has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.


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