CHRISTIE: MORE ‘FIGHTER’ THAN BULLY AND A SMART, STRONG LEADER

Posted at 12:00 pm October 25, 2013, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

While opponents often try to label Gov. Chris Christie a “bully,” most of New Jersey’s registered voters have a different take. By more than a 2 to 1 margin (72 percent to 34 percent), respondents in the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll agree that the governor’s self-description as a “fighter,” fits “very well” and is more apt than bully. “Whether or not they all mean it in the same way, ‘fighter’ is the single word most applied to Christie by New Jersey voters,” said David Redlawsk, director of the poll and professor of political science at Rutgers. He added that since he started polling about the governor’s character traits in 2010, this is the first time fighter has been included in the list of descriptors.

 

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