Pollsters Put Holiday Spin On Survey About Gov. Christie

TRENTON, NJ (CBS) — It’s the holiday season. So pollsters asked New Jersey residents to look at their governor in terms we all can relate to this time of year.

Chris Christie has been measured in a lot of ways in his first year in office.  Quinnipiac University, early on, used the leader-or-bully yardstick.

That’s gone now, in favor of the more traditional “favorability index.”

But just this once they asked voters, is he Santa or Scrooge?

Quinnipiac Poll director Maurice Carroll had the short answer: “Bah, humbug!”

“Governor Christie reminds them more of Scrooge than of Santa Claus, 54-28,” Carroll told KYW Newsradio on Wednesday.

Just about every demographic subset went the Ebenezer route — save for Republicans, who viewed him as the Jolly Old Elf by a margin of 47-36.

Carroll admits they’re just trying to have a little fun here, and with all the hard decisions Christie was forced to make this year, poll results on a question like this would skew negative anyway.

The last regular survey, earlier in the week, gave Christie a 48-46 “thumbs up” on his job performance.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060.

  • Terry C - NJ

    Hey, Christie lovers…..what color is the SKY in YOUR world????????

    You are delusional people.

    • Adrienne

      Wow, Terry, if your first response wasn’t lame enough…

      What is it with people like you who form some simple-minded impressions illustrated through childish language, without any basis of fact or clear position to back it up. You are a mental midget.

  • Cindy

    He is better than Santa in my eyes.

  • Kris

    Trying to clean up Corzine’s mess will no doubtedly make anyone look like a scrooge. Keep up the good work Christie.

  • Medicine Man

    It’s about time someone stood up and told it the way it is. Gov Christie is doing a great job. Don’t you notice that the ones complaining are the lazy, incompetant, overpaid groups that have been getting alot for nothing? There are plenty of good teachers, police and firefighters who are prevented from doing their jobs the way they should by the lazy, corrupt, cling-ons who don’t want to take their heads out of the Jersey trough. I don’t like that my taxes went up but it’s medicine time, take it along with all of us.

  • Terry

    I DETEST Governor Krispy Kreme. He is trying his best to turn New Jersey into Mississippi North.

    People didn’t bother getting off their butts to vote in November 2009 so all of us have to suffer with this sociopath.

    • Adrienne

      I’m no fan of Republicans but Christie is the first politician to make a real stand against corrupt union bosses (teachers in particular), state agencies and local municipalities who are helping to corrupt this state. It’s about time these parasites start to feel the pinch like the rest of us.

      And, Terry, childish name calling by adults is either a sign of lunacy or just complete ignorance. Try to develop a position based on fact if you have that capacity.

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