In a poll conducted between July 6 and 9 by the Monmouth University Polling Institute and released this afternoon, 80% of New Jersey residents disapprove of the governor’s job performance.
“It really is difficult to drive approval ratings into the single digits barring something like a criminal conviction. However, you have to admire Christie’s seeming tenacity for trying to get his numbers down to that level,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute. “In reality, Christie may have found the floor for his ratings, but it’s a level where most of his constituents now feel his time on office has hurt the state.”
55% of the respondents said that New Jersey is worse off than when Christie became governor. 28% says it is about the same and 15% said the state is better off.
95% were aware that the state government was shutdown in a budget impasse. 55% blame both the governor and legislature equally for the shutdown. 14% blame the legislature and 28% blame Christie. 86% have seen the pictures of Christie on the beach last week during the shutdown.
Only 23% approve of the job the state legislature is doing. 61% disapprove.
41 % approve of the job that U.S. Senator Bob Menendez is doing. Menendez is scheduled to go on trial for federal corruption charges in September.
49% approve of Senator Cory Booker’s performance.
35% approve of President Donald Trump’s performance. 58% disapprove.