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Chris Christie's Beach Trip Earns Voters' Scorn

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By    |   Monday, 10 Jul 2017 04:09 PM

Gov. Chris Christie is "selfish" for taking a trip to a closed state beach during New Jersey's government shutdown, according to a poll from Monmouth University, Politico reports.

Just over four-fifths of respondents saw the aerial photos of Christie and his family on the beach last week. When asked to describe their reaction to it, the most commonly used word was "disgusted" from 7 percent of respondents. Other words included "anger," "disbelief," "selfish," "hypocrite," and "arrogant." Fewer than 10 percent of respondents had a positive or neutral response.

According to a press release, "another 6 percent of those polled simply used some form of profanity to express their sentiments about Christie's beach day."

Despite the negative publicity, Christie's approval rating this month is the same as shown in a June poll from Quinnipiac University, although it's a dismal 15 percent, the worst of any New Jersey governor in recorded history.

"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," Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, told Politico. "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."

He added, "This is New Jerseyans telling it like it is, but the governor has said that he basically doesn't care what they think. This just confirms what most of his constituents have suspected for the past three years."

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