New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's approval rating in his home state is at its lowest point of his time in office, according to Real Clear Politics
In a poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind
, only 30 percent of registered voters in New Jersey approve of the expected GOP presidential candidate, while 55 percent disapprove, Real Clear Politics reported.
According to the poll of New Jersey voters:
- 24 percent said they "like everything" about the governor.
- 39 percent said they "dislike everything" about Christie's leadership.
- 23 percent like Christie personally but dislike his policies.
- 7 percent dislike him personally but like his policies.
Since Christie took office in 2010, New Jersey has been hit with a surplus of problems and controversies, including devastation from Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and the so-called Bridgegate scandal
The governor is expected to announce Tuesday
that he will join the crowded field of GOP presidential hopefuls.
Real Clear Politics also noted that the approval for the state legislature as a whole, at 24 percent, is 20 percentage points lower than the disapproval rating, and 57 percent of respondents believe that New Jersey is heading in the wrong direction.
The survey of 792 self-identified registered voters, conducted June 15-21, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.
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