Reacting to today’s poll indicating that a majority of New Jerseyans want Gov. Chris Christie to resign, New Jersey State Democratic Chairman John Currie said the nationally barnstorming governor should resign his job as the state’s chief executive.
“If we are telling it like it is, then New Jersey is just not that into Governor Christie,” said Currie. “With all of New Jersey’s problems — many of them caused or exacerbated by this governor’s misguided priorities — Governor Christie shouldn’t be phoning-in his day job. New Jersey voters are sick and tired of his double standards, excuses and excesses.
“New Jersey voters have spoken — Chris Christie, stop using us as a personal stepping stone and our tax dollars as you political piggy-bank,” Currie said. “Based on these poll results, I am in the majority when I say this: Governor Christie should resign.”
According to the poll, 45% of voters say Christie should be “forced” to resign, while 52 percent say he should be allowed to remain as governor. Fifty-four percent want Christie to step down, while 41 percent believe he should continue to serve.
“New Jerseyans want the governor to resign now that he is officially in the 2016 primary race – but they want him to do it on his own terms,” said Ashley Koning, assistant director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling at Rutgers University. “While those here at home show little love for Christie or his presidential run, they are nevertheless against his Democratic opposition ousting him from office.”