New Jersey: Voters give Christie a split decision; Sandy recovery is governor’s only bright spot

August 7, 2014 – New Jersey Voters Give Christie A Split Decision, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Sandy Recovery Is Governor’s Only Bright Spot PDF format

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New Jersey voters are divided in their opinions about Gov. Christopher Christie as 49 percent approve of the job he is doing, while 47 percent disapprove, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. Voters are divided 48 – 48 percent on whether Gov. Christie is more of a leader or more of a bully.

This is the governor’s lowest net job approval rating since a 47 – 46 percent score in an August 17, 2011, survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. The split bully-meter rating is unchanged from the results of an April 9 survey.There are party and gender gaps in Christie’s rating: Men approve of Christie 54 – 42 percent, as women disapprove 50 – 44 percent. Democrats disapprove 71 – 23 percent, while Republicans approve 86 – 12 percent. Independent voters are divided, with 47 percent approving and 50 percent disapproving.Christie’s favorability rating also is divided 47 – 47 percent.Looking at the governor’s personal characteristics, New Jersey voters say:

  • 46 – 49 percent that he is honest and trustworthy;
  • 47 – 49 percent that he cares about their needs and problems;
  • 68 – 30 percent that he has strong leadership qualities.

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