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Christie’s Ratings Slip to New Lows as Bridgegate Trial Ends; Almost Three-quarters Hold Negative View of Governor

As the Bridgegate trial comes to a close, the court of public opinion has rendered its own verdict in the form of lower-than-ever ratings for Gov. Chris Christie, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Just 19 percent of New Jersey registered voters now have a favorable opinion of Christie – down four points since just … Read more …

Posted at 3:15 pm November 7, 2016, in Bridgegate Scandal, Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Ratings for Christie and Direction of State Fall to New Lows; New Jersey Voters Don’t Want to “Gamble” on Casino Expansion

As the Bridgegate trial gets underway, Gov. Chris Christie has reached yet another all-time ratings low, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Just 23 percent of New Jersey registered voters now have a favorable opinion of Christie – down three points since April and seven points in the past year, leaving the governor’s favorability at … Read more …

Posted at 10:06 am September 19, 2016, in Atlantic City, Bridgegate Scandal, Cory Booker, Governor Chris Christie, Robert Menendez, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE’S RATINGS DROP TO ALL-TIME LOWS AS VOTERS CITE GOVERNOR’S ATTITUDE, PRESIDENTIAL AMBITIONS, BRIDGEGATE AS REASONS

As Chris Christie attempts to build a following among national Republicans in preparation for an expected 2016 presidential bid, New Jersey voters have soured on the governor, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Following a recent spate of damaging headlines, Christie’s support has collapsed to just 37 percent of registered voters reporting a favorable impression, … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 13, 2015, in 2016 Election, Bridgegate Scandal, Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

BRIDGEGATE AFTERMATH: CHRISTIE STILL SEEN AS ‘FIGHTER’ BUT MORE NOW CALL HIM ‘BULLY’ AS ASSESSMENTS OF TRUSTWORTHINESS DECLINE

As Gov. Chris Christie battles “Bridgegate” and other allegations, perceptions of his personal characteristics have taken a negative turn among registered voters in New Jersey, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Christie’s most infamous trait – “bully” – is at an all-time high: 43 percent say bully describes him very well (up nine points) while … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am January 24, 2014, in Bridgegate Scandal, George Washington Bridge, Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

WHILE MOST NJ REPUBLICANS STAND BY CHRISTIE, DEMOCRATS ABANDON HIM

Favorability and Job Ratings Drop to Pre-Sandy Levels Following a second week of revelations about “Bridgegate,” Gov. Chris Christie’s job approval and favorability ratings have dropped dramatically among New Jerseyans, with Democrats driving the decline, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Following more than a year of strong bipartisan support, Christie’s favorability rating is now … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am January 22, 2014, in Bridgegate Scandal, George Washington Bridge, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll