Governor Chris Christie

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 NJ RATINGS HIT NEW ALL-TIME LOWS POST-TRUMP SUPPORT, BUT VOTERS CITE GOV.’S ATTITUDE, GOVERNING, AND DISHONESTY AS MAIN REASONS

As Gov. Chris Christie’s top pick for president continues to climb in the polls, the governor’s own ratings have dropped to their lowest yet, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Just 26 percent of New Jersey registered voters now have a favorable opinion of Christie – down three points since February. Sixty-four percent are unfavorable … Read more …

Posted at 2:06 pm April 28, 2016, in Donald Trump, Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

VOTERS MIXED ABOUT CHRISTIE’S RETURN TO NEW JERSEY

Gov. Chris Christie may be back to governing full time, but New Jersey voters are split on what this means for the Garden State, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Following his budget address on Feb. 16, a 36 percent plurality of voters says Christie’s new focus on governing New Jersey will have a positive … Read more …

Posted at 1:35 pm February 25, 2016, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS HAVE CHRISTIE BACK, BUT DON’T SEE HIM AS STRONG LEADER, EFFECTIVE, OR TRUSTWORTHY

Gov. Chris Christie may be back for good in the Garden State, but New Jersey voters have few nice things to say upon his return, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Asked how well a series of personality and leadership traits describe the governor, registered voters are less likely than ever to apply positive descriptors.

Posted at 1:28 pm February 18, 2016, in Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

WELCOME HOME, GOVERNOR? CHRISTIE’S FAVORABILITY HITS LOWEST YET

There is no warm welcome waiting for N.J. Gov. Chris Christie as he prepares to give his budget speech today, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Following his failed presidential campaign bid that had him spending more time out-of-state than in-state, just 29 percent of New Jersey registered voters have a favorable opinion of Christie … Read more …

Posted at 11:48 am February 16, 2016, in Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE’S JOB APPROVAL HITS NEW LOW, RATINGS ACROSS THE BOARD CONTINUE TO SLIP; TRUMP STILL LEADS 2016 GOP FIELD IN NEW JERSEY, CHRISTIE RECLAIMS SECOND

Gov. Chris Christie may be on the rise in New Hampshire, but his numbers continue to fall with voters back home, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Christie’s overall job approval has slipped to its lowest point yet: 33 percent of New Jersey registered voters now approve of his performance, a drop of six points … Read more …

Posted at 3:01 pm December 10, 2015, in 2016 Election, Donald Trump, Governor Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS SPLIT ON SYRIAN REFUGEES; MOST WORRIED ABOUT FUTURE TERRORIST ATTACKS

In the midst of terror attacks at home and abroad, and following Gov. Chris Christie’s demand that no Syrian refugees come to the state, New Jersey residents split evenly on whether to accept refugees from Syria, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. While 45 percent say New Jersey should remain open to refugees from the … Read more …

Posted at 12:57 pm December 9, 2015, in 2016 Election, Governor Chris Christie, Immigration, Terrorism

THREE YEARS POST-SANDY, OVER HALF OF NEW JERSEYANS STILL THINK STATE NOT BACK TO NORMAL

Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on New Jersey three years ago, but residents continue to feel its effects today and do not believe that the state has fully recovered, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Fifty-four percent of New Jerseyans say life still is not back to normal, while 37 percent say it is and another … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 29, 2015, in Governor Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey, New Jersey Politics & Issues, New Jersey Shore, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

ARC PROJECT CANCELLATION BY CHRISTIE RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT FUTURE OF TRANS-HUDSON RAIL TUNNELS FOR NEW JERSEYANS

As transit and transportation industry leaders and federal and state officials take early steps to make the Hudson River “Gateway” program a reality, New Jersey residents are troubled by the state of the existing rail tunnels and are second-guessing Gov. Chris Christie’s 2010 termination of the ARC tunnel project, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Posted at 12:01 am October 22, 2015, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Jersey Politics & Issues, New York City, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Transportation