Poll: Christie Negative Ratings Rise Among NJ Voters

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: May 24, 2011 3:16 PM
Poll: Christie Negative Ratings Rise Among NJ Voters
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's ratings turned increasingly negative this month as voters giving him low job-performance scores climbed to the highest proportion since he took office in January 2010, according to a new survey.

Christie, a first-term Republican, is doing a fair or poor job according to 60 percent of voters queried, up from 55 percent last month, according to a PublicMind poll released today by Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey.

While 40 percent held a "favorable" opinion of the 48- year-old governor, down from 47 percent in April, 45 percent had an "unfavorable" view of him, up from 41 percent last month and the highest since he took office, the poll shows.

"May may be good for flowers, but it’s not so good for the governor," Peter Woolley, director of the university’s PublicMind polling institute, said in a statement. "May is budget tensions in Trenton, budget battles in towns and budget disappointments in school districts."

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