Gov. Jon Corzine’s job approval rating continues to be upside down, 38%-52% — about the same as he was four months ago – according to a Quinnipiac University poll released this morning. Nearly six out of ten voters (57%) disapprove of his handling of the state budget.
"The drop in Gov. Jon Corzine’s approval rating isn’t surprising given his fumbles with the state budget this year and the increasingly difficult economy,” said Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "The Governor is going to have to pull a rabbit out of a hat in the upcoming budget debate this month if he wants to get his numbers back on track and get in shape for next year’s re-election bid.”
Among Democrats, Corzine’s approvals are just 49%-41%. Nearly four out of ten voters (39%) say New Jersey has gotten worse since Corzine became Governor in January 2006.
But most (52%) New Jerseyans say Corzine’s personal e-mail exchange with labor leader Carla Katz should remain private. Just 39% say they should be released to the public. By a 58%-33%, women voters say the e-mails should be kept private.