Gov. Christopher Christie has a 43%-32% job approval rating, and New Jersey voters narrowly back his proposed budget, 40%-30%, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University Public Mind poll released this morning. Christie’s job approval was at 52%-21% in an FDU poll earlier this month.
“It’s a bad time to be governor of any state,” said Peter Woolley, a political science professor and director of the poll. “You’re damned if you cut the budget and damned if you raise taxes.”
Christie’s approval rating is at 44%-28% among non-public employee households and is upside-down, 37%-49%, in public employee households. New Jerseyans are split, 35%-35%, on having a favorable view of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), the state’s largest teacher’s union.
Among New Jersey voters, 62% say the state
The new governor’s favorables are statistically split, 38%-39%. Christie was at 47%-25% nearly a month ago.
The Fairleigh Dickinson University poll interviews 802 registered oters between March 23-28, and has a margin of error of +/- 3.5%.