New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been rocked by a new poll among registered voters showing that he has record low approval ratings in his state.
The Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind survey
revealed that 51 percent of voters disapprove of his job performance while only 35 percent approve of his work.
The figures, which marked the lowest approval and highest disapproval ratings recorded by the survey center, do not bode well for Christie’s hopes of becoming the GOP presidential nominee in 2016.
The results illustrated a downward trend compared to a January poll that showed 39 percent backing his efforts while 47 percent thought he’s been a failure as governor, according to Politico.
He reached a new low despite his address last week during which he tried to reduce fears about the Garden’s State’s budgetary woes.
Fifty-two percent of voters said New Jersey was headed in the wrong direction while 33 percent said the state was right on course for the future.
The PublicMind poll also found that 35 percent of voters disliked everything about the governor, while just 8 percent said they disliked him but liked his policies.
Also, 29 percent said they liked everything about the governor, while 21 percent said they liked him but not his policies.
The poll, conducted Feb. 23-March 1, surveyed 709 registered voters in the state, and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
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