Another Poll Shows Bridgegate Having Little Impact on Christie’s Approval Rating
A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds that half of people surveyed have not been influenced in their opinion of Chris Christie by the controversy over the George Washington Bridge lane closures, reinforcing the findings of other recent polls on public reaction to the story.
Forty-nine percent of respondents in the Reuters/Ipsos poll said the bridge controversy has not affected how they feel about Christie, while 26 percent now view him less favorably as a result of the revelations. Additionally, respondents were split on whether they believe Christie was unaware of the decision to close the lanes, with 28 percent saying they believed his explanation and 31 percent saying they thought he was lying.
A Pew poll released on Monday also reflected that the Christie story was having little impact on people’s perception of the New Jersey governor, with 60 percent saying their opinion of him had not changed; 16 percent said they viewed him less favorably.