Record breaker

Jon Corzine’s approval ratings (35%-42%) has turned upside down faster than any other previous Governor of New Jersey, according to independent polls taken in the first few months of a Governor’s term: * Richard Codey (Quinnipiac, April 2005): 51%-22% * James E. McGreevey (Quinnipiac, April 2002): 40%-32% * Donald DiFrancesco (Quinnipiac, April 2001): 43%-20% * Christine Todd Whitman (Quinnipiac, April 1998): 58%-37% * Jim Florio (Eagleton, March 1990): 42% Excellent Good; 34% Fair; 14% Poor * Thomas Kean (Eagleton, February 1986): 80% Excellent/Good; 14% Fair, 4% Poor * Thomas Kean (Eagleton, March 1982): 5% Excellent/Good; 2% Fair; 3% Poor * Brendan Byrne (Eagleton, April 1978): 37% Excellent/Good; 43% Fair, 15; 4% Poor * Brendan Byrne (Eagleton, March/April 1974): 51% Excellent/Good; 19% Fair, 2% Poor There are no poll numbers to reflect other Governors elected under the current State Constitution, although historians would likely argue that William Cahill, Richard Hughes, Robert Meyner, and Alfred Driscoll would not have been upside-down this early in their term.

Record breaker