eye-3-yellow-3d-2-new-logo philly_kyw_new philly_94wip_new 35h_cbssportsrad_philly philly_wpht_new

Local

Governor Christie’s Popularity Soars To New Heights

View Comments
John McDevitt John McDevitt
John McDevitt has been a reporter and editor at KYW Newsradio 1060...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

By John McDevitt

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — It’s the highest job approval Governor Chris Christie has ever had. At 74 percent, it’s the highest of any New Jersey Governor in the 17 years that Quinnipiac has been polling the state, and the highest of any Governor in the seven states that Quinnipiac polls now.

READ: Beatles Paintings By NJ Artist Destroyed In Fire

Seventy-one percent say Governor Christie deserves re-election.

READ: NY Man Charged With Forcing Philly Women Into Prostitution

“Barbara Buono, the State Senator who is the probable Democratic opponent for him [in the 2014 gubernatorial race] — he beats her 62 percent to 25 percent,” says Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

READ: Mom Says 5-year-old Daughter Was Bullied By Firefighter On Facebook

Christie also performs strongly among those surveyed in a hypothetical matchup for the White House in 2016.

READ: Pa. Teachers Ditch Desks For Balls

“If the Democrat was Andrew Cuomo or Hillary Clinton, Clinton beats him 49 percent to 45 percent — within the margin of error — and Cuomo trails him 54 percent to 36 percent in New Jersey,” Carroll explains.

Carroll says Christie’s response to Hurricane Sandy helped to boost his popularity.

Top Content On CBSPhilly

View Comments
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 32,202 other followers