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Poll: Governor Christie's popularity falling
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Posted on 04/23/2010 6:17:53 PM PDT by Def Conservative

NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been in office for just three months, and a new eyewitness news poll shows voters are not giving him any kind of a honeymoon as he presses for budget cuts.

Only 33% of New Jersey residents approve the job Christie is doing as governor.

Nearly twice the number, 63% disapprove.

The telephone poll by SurveyUSA has a margin of error of plus or minus 4%.

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 2010polls; chrischristie; christie; jersey; jobapproval; nj2010; unions
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Any NJ Freepers here care to talk about this? I really like Christiean I hope this aint true
1 posted on 04/23/2010 6:17:54 PM PDT by Def Conservative
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To: Def Conservative

“Subtlety is not going to win this fight”: NJ Governor Chris Christie.

Men of Principle and ethics are often initially unpopular.


2 posted on 04/23/2010 6:19:43 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
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To: Def Conservative

Are you really going to believe this garbage? The same people who elected him are now souring on him? He said he was going to cut spending and he is. Sheesh


3 posted on 04/23/2010 6:21:03 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Obamunism: You have two cows. The regime redistributes them and shoots you dead)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Thats why I didn’t understand how the poll could come out this way...I wanna know the sample they used.

It sounds like a crock.


4 posted on 04/23/2010 6:23:19 PM PDT by Def Conservative (Obama is a joke.)
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To: Def Conservative

LOLOL..........

Don’t believe the polls for a minute.


5 posted on 04/23/2010 6:23:33 PM PDT by Carley (I'll keep clinging to the constitution, my guns and my religion, thank you.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

When you see SurveyUSA,Quinnypac,Gallup,CNN your red flags should raise.


6 posted on 04/23/2010 6:24:05 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

>> Are you really going to believe this garbage?

Exactly - crap poll.


7 posted on 04/23/2010 6:24:42 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Def Conservative
Well is school budget votes are any indication of Christies support among the voters he got a 2:1 radio voting against the school board budget in our township.

If these school board budget votes are any indication of what is going to happen in Nov., we will take back the House and Senate.

8 posted on 04/23/2010 6:26:22 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Def Conservative

Its pure crap and nothing more.


9 posted on 04/23/2010 6:28:23 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Def Conservative

Purpose of polls - to create opinion, not reflect it.


10 posted on 04/23/2010 6:29:01 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (Mike/Chris Wallace: Did you give in? Palin: "HELL NO!" 193 days til the midterms, if they're held..)
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To: Def Conservative
The purpose of most polls is to shape public opinion, not report it.
11 posted on 04/23/2010 6:30:55 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: Def Conservative

Like he gives a crap.

He’s out to CLEAN UP New Jersey, yea, there will be times when the CRIMINALS win the propaganda war, but overall, the PEOPLE of New Jersey more than understand what he’s doing.


12 posted on 04/23/2010 6:31:50 PM PDT by BobL
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To: DarthVader
"When you see SurveyUSA,Quinnypac,Gallup,CNN your red flags should raise."

Exactly! Most of these polls are nothing but political psychological operations against the American public by the Left.

13 posted on 04/23/2010 6:32:06 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: Def Conservative

I’m in NJ and I think the poll is wrong, Christie went out and told people to vote the school budgets down and 58% of the school budgets were voted down. I went to SurveyUSA and can’t find the poll in question. If I had to guess? the poll was done mostly in heavily Democratic known corrupt Counties.


14 posted on 04/23/2010 6:32:37 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: Def Conservative

To quote the late, great Conway Twitty, “It’s only make believe ...”


15 posted on 04/23/2010 6:33:50 PM PDT by j.argese (Liberal thought process = oxymoron)
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To: Def Conservative
Governor Christie is doing what he said he would do.
How refreshing.

If some are unhappy they can move to another state and attach themselves to the property taxes there.
Maybe another state will be their sucker.
16 posted on 04/23/2010 6:36:31 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Def Conservative
This poll and the accompanying article is 100% deception. NO BACKING METHODOLOGY OR DEMOGRAPHICS ARE SHOWN, BUT MANY ANECDOTAL COMMENTS -- MOSTLY GIVING A GRADE OF 'F' -- ARE.

I just did a poll. 80% of the respondents say this was horrible newswriting and a pure hit piece. They all give the so-called "journalists" an 'F'.

17 posted on 04/23/2010 6:39:42 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Ballygrl

As a former resident of NJ, all my relatives just love Chris Christie and all that he is trying to do. The only folks against him are those that are afraid they will lose their position on the public teat.


18 posted on 04/23/2010 6:40:53 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Ballygrl

I agree. I’m in NJ, and most of the people where I work are glad that someone’s actually doing what he was elected to do.

The media LOVES THE STATE (when it’s run by liberals), and they are trying to find and create ways to discredit him and his agenda.

This poll is CRAP, and don’t mean SQUAT because he’s going to be around for 4 years.


19 posted on 04/23/2010 6:41:03 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Def Conservative

Bullcrap


20 posted on 04/23/2010 6:44:51 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Def Conservative

I’m calling BS on this one. Christie is governing just like he campaigned. Unlike Blowbama, who would have received about 30% if he actually told the truth about the socialist scams that he’s trying to pull off.


21 posted on 04/23/2010 6:51:13 PM PDT by festusbanjo (It's not that we tax too little, it's that we spend too damn much!)
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To: Def Conservative

Cutting the leeches off the taxpayers is going to make anyone unpopular in this day and age. He’s politically courageous for doing so.

Now the voters just expect politicians to get into office and hand out goodies, regardless of the cost....since most of them aren’t payin’.


22 posted on 04/23/2010 6:52:24 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Def Conservative

Assuming the poll is accurate, it is New Jersey.
Voters may have just wanted a Republican for four years to make the welfare state work better, not cut it.


23 posted on 04/23/2010 6:53:22 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (NEW TAG ====> **REPEAL OR REBEL!** -- Islam Delenda Est! -- Rumble thee forth)
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To: Def Conservative

You’re not going to find any favorable press of a Republican in the MSM unless it’s John McCain, Lindsey Graham, or Mitt Romney. Esepecially in 2010.


24 posted on 04/23/2010 7:00:54 PM PDT by HarleyD
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I’m strongly inclined to agree with you.

Poll results are employed in accordance with the unspoken motives that triggered the exercise in the first place:

Namely, to confer moral authority for their usage as a legitimate tool of cultural intimidation against those whom the results have shown to be one’s adversaries.


25 posted on 04/23/2010 7:04:12 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: FormerACLUmember

Bogus garbage. NJ Gov Christie is a hero.


26 posted on 04/23/2010 7:11:04 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: mware

I agree. The recent school budget vote sure looks like the support for Christie is there.


27 posted on 04/23/2010 7:17:30 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Def Conservative

99% of the random calls were, miraculously, made to members of the NJEA.


28 posted on 04/23/2010 7:22:48 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Lazamataz

You saved me a trip to look at the article. I think you nailed it.


29 posted on 04/23/2010 7:29:23 PM PDT by DryProng
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To: Def Conservative

My gang and I at Monmouth Park seems to like Mr Christie.


30 posted on 04/23/2010 7:30:35 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: DryProng

Anything that ABC sponsors is suspect.


31 posted on 04/23/2010 7:32:56 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: Def Conservative

SurveyUSA is the equivalent of the MSNBC for accuracy. They probably called all dem households! I can tell you that THIS New Jerseyan loves Governor Christie!

mrs


32 posted on 04/23/2010 7:37:22 PM PDT by proudmilitarymrs (I'm a REAGAN Republican not a Meghan republican!!!)
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To: Def Conservative

They probably sampled Newark, Camden or just Hudson County. Maybe just the teachers or state union workers. Nobody has ever asked me what I think.


33 posted on 04/23/2010 7:38:05 PM PDT by GreatMan
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To: Def Conservative

One can’t trust a poll...especially when the left is involved in it.....it’s BS


34 posted on 04/23/2010 7:38:44 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Def Conservative
A push “poll” sponsored by the teachers unions?
Reality, from Rasmussen, Monday, April 19, 2010:
53% in New Jersey Approve of Governor’s Job Performance.
35 posted on 04/23/2010 7:42:13 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: festusbanjo
I’m calling BS on this one

And you would be right. Rasmussen:
53% in New Jersey Approve of Governor’s Job Performance.

36 posted on 04/23/2010 7:45:12 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Melchior

They’ve probably heard he’s been mentioned as a possible “12 candidate. Time to begin to destroy him. I know teachers in NJ who support him wholeheartedly, although they can’t say so..


37 posted on 04/23/2010 7:45:23 PM PDT by adc (Rush '12All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently oppos)
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To: shield
53% in New Jersey Approve of Governor’s Job Performance.
38 posted on 04/23/2010 7:45:47 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Def Conservative

Have to say many many people in NJ are wimpy, I might even say cowards. They react so negatively to anything confrontational.


39 posted on 04/23/2010 7:47:09 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: Def Conservative

I dont live in NJ but I have family that does. NJ people need to deal with some reality. The answer to everything cannot always be raise taxes on rich people. You need to grow the economy and you have to bew serious about budget spending.


40 posted on 04/23/2010 7:56:17 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: Def Conservative
1). They are trying to scare him.

2). Doing the right thing won't make you popular, just right. God will likely judge him kindly, if his fellow man does not.

41 posted on 04/23/2010 7:58:16 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: Def Conservative

LOL!

63% of WABC-employed leftie wonks disapprove.

99% of non-brain dead citizens approve.


42 posted on 04/23/2010 8:06:59 PM PDT by mike-zed
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To: o-n-money

CHRISTIE ROCKS!


43 posted on 04/23/2010 8:08:44 PM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives -)
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To: SmokingJoe

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_state_surveys/new_jersey/53_in_new_jersey_approve_of_governor_s_job_performance

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Take out the non tax payers and his numbers are in the high 70s


44 posted on 04/23/2010 8:27:41 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: Def Conservative

Which means all those people who voted him in to cut spending wanted him to cut someone ELSE’s spending?


45 posted on 04/23/2010 8:27:55 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Def Conservative

I hate those internet polls where they add a declarative sentence to the “yes” or “no.” Like:

“Yes. I support Gov. Christie. It’s about time we shipped all black people out of New Jersey.

“No. I oppose Gov. Christie. We need jobs and opportunity in New Jersey.


46 posted on 04/23/2010 8:31:48 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: o-n-money
Take out the non tax payers and his numbers are in the high 70s

Yup.
Plus Christie only won with 49% of the votes, so at 53% now, he is actually polling better than he did when he won as governor.

47 posted on 04/23/2010 8:34:59 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Gene Eric
As Archie Bunker would say, “crap-poll-a!”
48 posted on 04/23/2010 9:04:54 PM PDT by itssme
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To: Def Conservative

He’s taking on the treachers and their union - in school budget elections across the state this week, 317 districts turned down their proposed budgets out of 516 total districts - turnout was reportedly as heavy as in most midterm elections in many towns - I’d say the real figures are about 60-30 in Christie’s favor......


49 posted on 04/23/2010 9:06:19 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Def Conservative

Based on the school districts’ budget votes this week, a higher percentage of NJ actual voters are paying attention that at any point in the last 35 years.

The moops who have enough free time and lead such boring lives in NJ that they voluntarily respond to a pollster is the kind of moop who is too lazy to vote.

The lazy don’t support the Gov.

No surprise.


50 posted on 04/23/2010 11:16:56 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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