Christie has 40 percent unfavorable rating in new Battleground Poll

A new poll gives Gov. Chris Christie a 40 percent unfavorable rating among likely voters, according to a George Washington University Battleground Poll.

Thirty-four percent of likely voters polled give New Jersey’s governor a favorable rating with 15 percent indicating they have no opinion of the governor, according to the poll conducted by Republican research group The Tarrance Group.

Christie’s unfavorable ratings in several polls have climbed in recent months amid the turmoil surrounding the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy.

The Battleground Poll gives Christie a 40-35 percent favorable/unfavorable rating among “very conservative” voters and 46-29 percent favorable/unfavorable among “somewhat conservative” voters – 51 percent of moderate or liberal voters view Christie unfavorably compared to only 21 percent who view him favorably.

The poll was conducted between March 16-20 with 1,000 registered likely voters and has a margin of error of 3.1 percent.

(Christie’s numbers begin on page 85 of the poll documents.)

Christie has 40 percent unfavorable rating in new Battleground Poll