August 7, 2014 – New Jersey Voters Give Christie A Split Decision, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Sandy Recovery Is Governor’s Only Bright Spot PDF format
New Jersey voters are divided in their opinions about Gov. Christopher Christie as 49 percent approve of the job he is doing, while 47 percent disapprove, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. Voters are divided 48 – 48 percent on whether Gov. Christie is more of a leader or more of a bully.
This is the governor’s lowest net job approval rating since a 47 – 46 percent score in an August 17, 2011, survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. The split bully-meter rating is unchanged from the results of an April 9 survey.There are party and gender gaps in Christie’s rating: Men approve of Christie 54 – 42 percent, as women disapprove 50 – 44 percent. Democrats disapprove 71 – 23 percent, while Republicans approve 86 – 12 percent. Independent voters are divided, with 47 percent approving and 50 percent disapproving.Christie’s favorability rating also is divided 47 – 47 percent.Looking at the governor’s personal characteristics, New Jersey voters say:
- 46 – 49 percent that he is honest and trustworthy;
- 47 – 49 percent that he cares about their needs and problems;
- 68 – 30 percent that he has strong leadership qualities.
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