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Christie Hits New High in Favorability Rating


With Newark mayor Cory Booker now “dead to” the Obama administration, his expressed interest in remaining as mayor, and poll numbers like these . . . a second term as governor for Chris Christie looks more and more probable.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has the highest favorability rating since taking office in a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Tuesday.

The poll shows 50 percent of registered voters surveyed feel favorably toward Christie. That’s up four percentage points from a poll conducted in March.

Those with an unfavorable opinion have declined to 39 percent and 11 percent have no opinion.

Just over half of the respondents say New Jersey is headed in the right direction while 40 percent say it’s on the wrong track.

Independent voters are helping to drive Christie’s favorability rating, increasing by 12 percentage points to 55 percent since March.

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