Poll: Christie approvals at 43%-32%

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%.

Poll: Christie approvals at 43%-32%