Quinnipiac: voters split on Christie

A Quinnipiac University poll released this morning shows New Jersey voters giving Gov. Christopher Christie a split 44 – 43 percent job approval rating. 

Forty-four percent describe him as a “leader,” while 43 percent call him a “bully. Voters also say 52-38% that he is “confrontational,” rather than “honest and refreshing.” 

“Like him or not, it’s clear Gov. Christopher Christie has brought a New Jersey bounce to the Governor’s office. A leader (hurrah) or a bully (boo, hiss)? We’re divided about the Gov. Men sort of like his feisty attitude; women sort of don’t,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
“Republicans like Christie a lot, Democrats dislike him a lot and the result is a job- approval split. More voters find Christie confrontational than honest and refreshing. Is that good or bad? New Jersey is a confrontational place.”


Other results of the poll show the following: 75% of New Jersey voters are “somewhat dissatisfied” or “very dissatisfied” with life in the Garden State, the worst satisfaction rating ever in New Jersey. Gov. Christie’s split approval rating is higher than for any other elected leader in the state except President Barack Obama, who gets a 50 – 46 percent approval rating.
Quinnipiac: voters split on Christie