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Poll: Chris Christie’s Approval Rating Stays Stable

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in file photo. (credti: Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in file photo. (credti: Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds Gov. Chris Christie’s approval ratings are staying stable.

The Fairleigh Dickinson-PublicMind poll issued Tuesday finds 44 percent of respondents approve of Christie’s job performance. That’s a 3 percentage point increase from the last poll in March.

The survey also found 44 percent disapprove of Christie, which is unchanged since the last poll.

Christie’s approval ratings had fallen in recent months in the wake of revelations about politically motivated traffic lance closings on the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee.

But the new FDU poll shows fewer New Jerseyans are paying close attention to the scandal.

It found 22 percent of respondents are following the issue “very closely.” That’s down from 34 percent in March and 38 percent in January.

The poll of 813 registered New Jersey voters was taken from May 27-June 1 and has margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

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