As New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ponders a potential Republican Presidential run, a new poll in his home state shows a continued erosion of popular support.
A Rutgers-Eagleton poll of 860 registered voters in the Garden State found most giving their senior senator the benefit of the doubt.
His job approval rating is at 52 percent “unfavorable,” against 42 percent “favorable,” according to the poll.
A new poll suggests that New Jersey residents don’t have a lot of faith in efforts to turn Atlantic City’s economic situation around.
The latest Rutgers Eagleton survey would suggest Christie’s not as popular as he used to be. In fact, those numbers are at their lowest levels in 3 years, according to poll director David Redlawsk.
More than half believe the time he’s spending in Iowa and New Hampshire as head of the Republican Governors Association points to loftier goals. And, Redlawsk says, some of those surveyed believe that leaves Christie less focused at home:
The latest Rutgers-Eagleton survey shows a continued deterioration in Christie’s positive numbers since “Bridgegate” broke and Hurricane Sandy recovery problems became more of an issue.
“We’ve got only 38 percent of registered voters in the state actually approving of how Christie is handling the issue of taxes, and 42 percent approve of his handling of the economy and jobs,” a Rutgers-Eagleton pollster notes.
As the race for Governor in New Jersey heats up, here’s a word you could be hearing a lot: “Christie-crats.”
A new poll in New Jersey tends to reinforce the perception that Governor Chris Christie’s popularity in the state is slipping — a bit.