Poll: NJ Voters Like Christie, But Label Him a Bully

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 07:28 AM

By Martin Gould

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New Jersey voters overwhelmingly approve of Gov. Chris Christie’s job performance — even though they believe he is a bully who would not be a good vice-presidential choice.
 
A new Quinnipiac University poll finds the Garden State’s pugnacious chief executive has a 54 percent to 39 percent approval rate.
 
But when voters were asked for the word that best describes Christie, they weren’t so complementary — the most common description of him was “bully,” which was more than two-and-a-half times as popular as the next choice, “arrogant.”
 
 
More complimentary choices, such as “tough," “honest," “good,” and “aggressive” followed.
 
“Gov. Christopher Christie’s squabble on the Seaside boardwalk — shades of Snooki! —underlined his pugnacious ‘Jersey Guy’ image with some voters, who volunteered that he’s a bully. But most of his fellow New Jerseyans call him a leader,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
 
The poll of 1,623 registered voters taken from July 9-15, found that New Jersey wants to keep Christie in Trenton rather than have him move to Washington. They responded 53 percent to 40 percent that Mitt Romney would be making a bad choice if he selects Christie as his running mate.
 
“Politicians still gossip about the idea, but New Jerseyans think Christie would be a bad choice for VP,” Carroll said. “The governor’s job approval number holds comfortably above 50 percent and voters like him and his policies.”

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