Chris Christie Hits Highest Approval Yet

Posted: Jun 12, 2012 3:44 PM

And therefore the unions say, "Damn you Christie." 

According to a new poll, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has hit his highest approval rating yet: 50 percent. That's pretty good considering he, like Wisconsin Govenor Scott Walker, has taken on the unions in the state.

Our latest polling shows NJ Gov. Chris Christie at his best favorability rating since taking office, the first time he has hit 50 percent in one of our polls. A favorability rating is just what it sounds like – the question is whether the respondent has a “favorable” or “unfavorable” impression of a given political figure. Other polls have had Christie’s job rating above 50 percent a couple times, but that’s a different question. In any case, he is now up in favorability, 50 percent to 39 percent, a net favorable rating of +11. This is up from late March when the score was 49 percent to 42 percent for a +4 point net favorable rating.

This is also great news for Mitt Romney, who may be able to pick up a few extra votes in liberal states thanks to Christie hitting the campaign trail for him.