Some healthy news for Gov. Chris Christie:
The New Jersey governor reversed his downward poll numbers and has a 47 – 46 percent job approval rating from New Jersey voters, his best score in four months, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
But women voters still disapprove by big margins.
However these latest numbers are in contrast to a negative 44 – 47 percent score in a June 21 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University. In today’s survey, approval is 84 – 12 percent among Republicans and 53 – 39 percent among independent voters. Democrats disapprove 76 – 17 percent. The gender gap is still wide as men approve 58 – 36 percent while women disapprove 55 – 37 percent.
“The Ex-urbs and the Shore folks love the Gov. He slips a little in the suburbs and falls behind in the cities and the Philadelphia suburbs as he inches himself back to the plus side,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
By a 50 – 35 percent margin, New Jersey voters like Christie as a person.
While 76 percent of voters have read or heard something about the governor’s recent asthma attack, only 18 percent say they are personally worried about his health. The worry level is low among all groups and in all regions of the state.
“Almost all the neighbors heard about Gov. Christie’s asthma attack. They might have read his lament about being over-weight, but they’re not worried about his health,” Carroll said in a release.
Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are similar in their approach to cutting costs and balancing budgets, 24 percent of voters say, while 38 percent say they’re different and 38 percent don’t know.
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