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By David Madden

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has taken another hit in the polls, this time over his administration’s performance in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

The Rutgers-Eagleton poll had shown Christie’s job performance on Sandy recovery at 80-percent when he was re-elected four months ago. Not anymore, according to poll director David Redlawsk.

“Today only 54-percent approve of Christie’s efforts, which is down 15 points since January.”

Which is about the time Bridgegate broke.

Redlawsk says 36-percent disapprove, up 10 points from the start of the year. But Redlawsk suggests that scandal only opened the door to the media taking a closer look at how Sandy recovery funds were handled.

Now there are some people who once praised the Governor who are questioning things. But Christie’s favorability rating remains 49-40 positive, and his overall job performance is also to the plus side at 55-39, both virtually unchanged since January.


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