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Christie’s Job Approval: 52 Percent



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This morning, Quinnipiac brings good news to both New Jersey governor Chris Christie and President Obama:

New Jersey voters approve 52 – 40 percent of the job Gov. Christopher Christie is doing and say 54 – 35 percent that his first year in office is a success, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This compares to a split 46 – 44 percent job approval in a December 21 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University.

In today’s survey, Republicans approve of Gov. Christie 82 – 11 percent and say 85 – 10 that his first year is a success. Independent voters also approve 55 – 36 percent and give him a  59 – 30 percent thumbs up for his first year.  Democrats disapprove 66 – 27 percent and say      59 – 27 percent the governor’s first year has been a failure.

There’s fairly good news for the state’s Democrats, as well:

President Barack Obama’s job approval rating is growing in the Garden State and now stands at 55 – 41 percent, up from 50 – 45 percent in a December 21 Quinnipiac University poll and a negative 50 – 46 percent November 9.

Democrats approve 90 – 8 percent and independent voters give him a narrow 49 – 45 percent thumbs up, but disapproval is 83 – 15 percent among Republicans.  There is a gender split as men approve 50 – 46 percent while women approve 59 – 37 percent.  White voters disapprove 50 – 45 percent while black voters approve 91 – 7 percent.

“A bit of an up-tick for Obama.  Black voters approve enthusiastically and he gets a slight negative among white voters,” Carroll said.  “New Jersey women like the president a lot more than men.”

New Jersey voters are feeling better about their two U.S. Senators, as well:

•     Sen. Frank Lautenberg gets a 45 – 40 percent score, up from a 42 – 43 percent split December 21;

•     Sen. Robert Menendez gets a 44 – 36 percent score, his highest approval ever and up from a negative 38 – 42 percent December 21.

Senator Menendez . . . what have you been doing to have 44 percent your highest approval rating ever?


Tags: Barack Obama , Bob Menendez , Chris Christie , Frank Lautenberg


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