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VOTERS REMAIN NEGATIVE ABOUT ‘BRIDGEGATE,’ OTHER ALLEGATIONS; BUT HALF SAY CHRISTIE IS PUTTING SCANDALS BEHIND HIM

Seven months after the George Washington Bridge scandal burst Gov. Chris Christie’s ratings bubble, almost half of New Jersey voters continue to doubt the governor’s explanation of what happened. According to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, 47 percent of registered voters say they do not believe Christie at all, while another 24 percent say they somewhat … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am August 14, 2014, in George Washington Bridge, Governor Chris Christie

CHRISTIE RATINGS STABILIZE, BUT MOST NEW JERSEYANS SEE SCANDAL AS A SERIOUS ISSUE FOR GOVERNOR

Large majorities negative about internal review’s objectivity, Port Authority 9/11 controversies, and administration officials withholding records While New Jersey has a reputation as a liberal-leaning state, residents are split over whether America’s greater problem is income inequality or too much government, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Asked to choose between the typically liberal belief … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am April 8, 2014, in George Washington Bridge, 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