Christie's Popularity Rising — in North Jersey At Least
A new poll indicates that New Jersey residents are warming up to governor Chris Christie, although not all of the Garden State shares the love.
KYW’s David Madden reports that the latest survey by Quinnipiac University gives Christie a 51 percent “favorable” rating — up from 44 percent two months ago — with the same amount calling him “a leader” over “a bully.”
On a report card scale, 32 percent give him a “B,” and two-thirds give him at least a passing grade.
Not in South Jersey, though, where more than one in four people give Christie an “F” — higher than any other region in the state.
Poll director Maurice Carroll attributes Christie’s approval numbers largely to political registration:
“That means that three-quarters of Republicans approve, two-thirds of Democrats disapprove. And there are a lot of Democrats in the Philadelphia suburbs.”
But Independents are also in Christie’s corner — three-fifths of them statewide, although around here almost half don’t like him.