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Poll: Chris Christie’s favorability rating hits an all-time high
Hotair ^ | 06/13/2012 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 06/13/2012 4:44:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

According to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton poll out Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's favorability rating has reached a new high, with a full 50 percent of registered New Jersey voters giving him the thumbs-up. It's the best rating he's had since taking office in 2010 ... and I gotta say, it's always refreshing when the realities of holding public office actually do something to improve a politician’s public standing.

For the first time, 50 percent of registered New Jersey voters feel favorably toward Christie – an increase of four percentage points since late March. Those with an unfavorable opinion have declined to 39 percent, while 11 percent continue to hold no opinion.

Christie’s job performance grades also have improved as voters become more favorable toward him. The governor received an A or B grade from 46 percent of respondents, up 3 points. Those grading him as D or F fell three points to 29 percent. Almost one-quarter (24 percent) continue to grade him C, which is unchanged since March.

Completing the trifecta of improved ratings, just over half now say New Jersey is going in the right direction, up four points. Meanwhile, “wrong track” responses remain steady at 40 percent, while 9 percent are unsure about how the state is doing. Half of voters also believe things have gotten neither better nor worse.

Interestingly (but perhaps not surprisingly?), it looks like men are a little more receptive to Gov. Christie’s bombastic style than the ladies of New Jersey:

Men primarily have boosted Christie’s favorability; women remain much less positive. The result is a near doubling of the gender gap since the last poll. In late March, 49 percent of men and 43 percent of women were favorable toward Christie. Now, 56 percent of men feel the same while women have barely budged to 45 percent favorable, resulting in an 11 point gap, up from 6 points just over two months ago.

Gov. Christie gave Romney a fairly early endorsement and has so far been one of his most vocal surrogates on the campaign trail, and he’s said that he’d be open to discussing the running-mate possibility. As much as this is likely a reflection of his executive skills, the fact that he’s been such an active and ardent Romney-supporter and that his approval ratings are doing so well can’t be entirely unrelated, right? Not that the solidly presidential-blue Garden State is really in play for 2012, but now that Romney is the chosen GOP nominee, his well-established support at least doesn’t seem to be hurting him.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; favorability; nj

1 posted on 06/13/2012 4:45:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

As did his weight.


2 posted on 06/13/2012 4:59:42 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s the best governor New Jersey’s had in my lifetime, but that’s like being the tallest midget in the circus.


3 posted on 06/13/2012 5:09:15 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Interestingly (but perhaps not surprisingly?), it looks like men are a little more receptive to Gov. Christie’s bombastic style than the ladies of New Jersey:

In other words, Christie says it like it is, and women want someone more touchy feely.

Yeah, we see what that got us...

4 posted on 06/13/2012 5:09:29 AM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I can't check out Facebook without reading a half dozen "Stand Up Against Gov. Christie's Proposed School Budget Cuts" from all the teachers' union members. Fortunately, taxpayers are fed up and regard most if not all public employees as the enemy.

It amazes me that any citizen believes he has a claim to his fellow citizen's wallet. Yet, many believe they do.

5 posted on 06/13/2012 5:11:39 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: SeekAndFind
Not that the solidly presidential-blue Garden State is really in play for 2012, but now that Romney is the chosen GOP nominee, his well-established support at least doesn’t seem to be hurting him.

When was the last time that a successful Presidential candidate lost both his home state, and his VP's home state? Has that ever happened?

I like Chris Christie compared to his Bolshevik predecessor, Jon Corzine, but he would be an awful strategic VP choice. He wouldn't gain Romney anything and might lose him votes. I think (hope?) Romney's advisers are smarter than that.

6 posted on 06/13/2012 5:12:46 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: mountn man

Seriously, what the hell is wrong with women in the voting booth in America? It seems as a voting block, they desire high unemployment, lower income, less family income, tighter family budgets and a terrible economy. How a majority of any one group (other than African-Americans who have an irrational position with the first black president), would favor an Obama, Corzine, or other proven failures is beyond understanding.


7 posted on 06/13/2012 5:23:50 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: SeekAndFind

I am so proud but I can’t decide whether to add the sarc tag or not.


8 posted on 06/13/2012 5:24:45 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: SeekAndFind

Christie is good for NJ. He is not afraid of fighting the powerful teacher’s union. My brother is a teacher, and boy he hates Christie. Maybe that is why I like him so much.


9 posted on 06/13/2012 5:41:23 AM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: dead

I was at Christie’s 83rd town hall meeting yesterday. I have a few reasons to not like a couple of his policies. It was impossible to hear him for two hours and not be impressed. He’s a very impressive individual who tugs at the audience’s heartstrings far more than you’d expect. He appears to be very tough and blunt but also disarmingly sincere.

I came away believing he is a very honest very capable leader. His force of personality makes you forget his weight.

Unfortunately, my thought was that if he ran for VP, the media would never show you his two hour one on one, you’d just see 15 second clips of anytime he got mad. Might be good might be bad.

From the way he portrayed running for vp as breaking his promise to the people of NJ, I don’t think he will do it. We’ll see, but he wouldn’t be a weak president that’s for certain.


10 posted on 06/13/2012 5:56:24 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Williams

It’s hard for a guy with a dominant personality like that to be a VP candidate - he’d overwhelm the presidential candidate.

I suspect he knows this and likely would not do it, but possibly run for President in 2016 (or more likely 2020 due to it looking like Romney will win in 2012).


11 posted on 06/13/2012 6:00:24 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

Christie said the same thing but I don’t completely agree, he’s all about fiscal policy and could carry a pro growth, low taxes message for Romney. But yeah, it’s a consideration. I’d go for Rubio and let him give half his speeches in spanish in a direct appeal to hispanics. That’s just me.


12 posted on 06/13/2012 6:09:19 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind

I do wish that NJ wasn’t a terminal blue state - I consider it lost forever.

I really do like Cristie but he is on the short list of the worst possible VPs - as far as winning this election is concerned


13 posted on 06/13/2012 6:17:04 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would never vote for Christie. He has too many negatives for me!!!


14 posted on 06/13/2012 6:40:38 AM PDT by Keen-Minded
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To: Oratam
Fortunately, taxpayers are fed up and regard most if not all public employees as the enemy.

Property taxes are out of control. The working, tax paying people of NJ are finally starting to "get it".

15 posted on 06/13/2012 6:43:56 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Oratam
Fortunately, taxpayers are fed up and regard most if not all public employees as the enemy.

Property taxes are out of control. The working, tax paying people of NJ are finally starting to "get it".

16 posted on 06/13/2012 6:44:13 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: ilgipper
Seriously, what the hell is wrong with women in the voting booth in America? It seems as a voting block, they desire high unemployment, lower income, less family income, tighter family budgets and a terrible economy.

I believe the gender gap is predominantly attributable to single women. So here's my opinion: they are willing to accept all that in return for government taking a role as surrogate husband and provider. It's like insurance to then, to know that no matter what happens, someone from government will be there to take care of it. That is more important to them than the freedom to take risks in life and pursue prosperity. So they vote for big government all the way. Until they get married, then they feel less need for the safety net and the gap narrows. Just my opinion.

17 posted on 06/13/2012 6:55:33 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: SeekAndFind

A month ago or so there was a Quinhttp://gop12.thehill.com/2012/04/christie-approval-approaches-60.htmlnipiac poll here showing Christie at 60% job approval.

http://gop12.thehill.com/2012/04/christie-approval-approaches-60.html


18 posted on 06/13/2012 7:06:55 AM PDT by scram2
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To: Williams
I like Christie very much. He's a good leader, but he's on the wrong side of a couple key issues - 2nd amendment rights being the big one. But he's an honest guy and more right than most on the economic issues. Solidly pro-life too, despite some people trying to muddy that position.

He's not right for the Romney ticket though - two NE politicians, soft on key conservative issues won't fly. I'm thinking Paul Ryan might be the guy.

My good friend's mother is Christie's aunt, by second marriage. Perhaps somewhere down the road, this will get me invited to some rubber chicken dinner in the White House. But probably not.

19 posted on 06/13/2012 7:07:45 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Governor Christie’s popularity is interesting.

I’m a long way from New Jersey and I honestly don’t know the details of how he’s governed there, but I know this.

If I see the man on television, I’m inclined to turn up the volume and sit down and listen to him.

He has a refreshing style; call it bombastic or whatever, but it’s just fun to hear somebody who isn’t a mealy mouth.


20 posted on 06/13/2012 7:13:45 AM PDT by altura
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To: ilgipper

Here’s the problem with omen. They don’t “think” they “feel”

They in huge numbers lack the ability to engage in a rational and forward looking thinking process. The Founding Fathers were well aware of this when they prohibited women from having the right to vote.

They were correct then and they would be correct today as well.


21 posted on 06/13/2012 7:19:24 AM PDT by scram2
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To: Keen-Minded

like?


22 posted on 06/13/2012 8:11:11 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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