Christie’s Approval Ratings Slide — Except Among Republicans

The GOP hasn't written off Christie's political future yet

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Bryan Thomas / The New York Times / Redux

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie departs Borough Hall after personally apologizing to Mayor Mark Sokolich for the George Washington Bridge lane closures, in Fort Lee, N.J., Jan. 9, 2014.

According to a Monmouth poll released Monday — the only poll taken since the bridge scandal began — Chris Christie’s approval ratings are down overall. But his numbers have actually improved among Republicans in recent days.

After documents surfaced last week showing that New Jersey Governor Christie’s aides plotted to stall traffic on the George Washington Bridge as payback for the Fort Lee, N.J. mayor not backing Christie’s reelection, most assumed that the scandal fallout would jeopardize Christie’s political future. But Christie’s chief political officer, Mike DuHaime, told the Washington Post Tuesday that the presidential hopeful was getting “positive, proactive” feedback from his fellow Republicans.

Though that might seem like political spin, the new poll says, “Republicans are sticking by Christie, giving him an 89 percent approval rating which is in line with the 85 percent GOP support he received last month.”

Of course, Christie’s approval ratings among other constituents has fallen. He has just a 58 percent approval rating among registered voters in New Jersey; it’s the first time since Superstorm Sandy struck that the governor’s approval ratings have been below 60 percent. His job approval rating has also fallen from 65% a month ago to 58%.

17 comments
carolo43
carolo43

I have no personal feelings about Christie one way or the other.   But I can not name one governor in any State that would have a major traffic jam on a major bridge and that governor would never ask why.   Never pick up the phone and call the Port Authority and ask what is going on for FOUR DAYS?    I live in Michigan and knew of the traffic jam going on there because it was on the news daily but Christie didn't know about it?    BULL.   He never asked questions and never started his own investigation and traffic studies are done these days in high traffic area by computers...........not lane closures.


But if Christie is clean of this mess, he still should welcome this investigation.   How else is he to know what the rest of his staff has been up to and who else was involved?   He should want to know these things.

jmac
jmac

"The GOP hasn't written off Christie's political future yet"


Ha!  Neither has Time Magazine!    Christie 'lawyers up' and Time writes in a headline that he's hired a lawyer to "aid federal authorities"   "to probe the bridge scandal"


Time - Christie lawyered up.   We all knew it was coming.  

sacredh
sacredh

Chistie is the best the GOP has to offer. That makes me feel safe.

roknsteve
roknsteve

That's because all cons are the same.  And they do slide - like slugs.

traffikator
traffikator

Christie influenced his aides to close the lanes under Obamas' watch. And Benghazi! It was Obamas fault. If he had stayed in Kenya, he would not have been elected President and Sandy would not have happened, and Christie would not have touched him and the Republicans would have loved their margarine batch so much. The traffic on the bridge would not have been brought to a screeching halt if it the Mayor had not decided to support Benghazi. I mean Obama. Heck whats the difference.

grape_crush
grape_crush

"Republicans are sticking by Christie, giving him an 89 percent approval rating which is in line with the 85 percent GOP support he received last month."

Just more proof that the GOP is the POA*.

(POA = Party Of Arseholes)

JerseyKay
JerseyKay

This morning a Christie staff member blamed the bridge lane closings on an "insensitive" YouTube video. I think even republicans are gonna bale after this one. http://bit.ly/1hnmvab

Paul,nnto
Paul,nnto

Has Christie done anything that a republican in 2014 would find objectionable? 


I mean other than missing the chance to spit on the President of the United States after Sandy.

jmac
jmac

8 minutes ago

No one's paying attention.   Stay tuned!   More subpoenas on the way.   The emails that were redacted (possible redacted by Christies very own Port Authority guy who just pled the fifth)  will be in full view.  More pleaders of the fifth possibly on the way.  Lots of interesting tv for some of us.   



ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

@Paul,nnto Well, plus those lovey dovey look he gave to his new BFF Obama and the waddling after him like a lovesick puppy and the teddy bear he gave as a gift, how could he spit ?

ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

@jmac Anything to get Hillary elected. But dont mind really. Just get that fat tub of lardy bacon out of the way so one more RINO less.

MrObvious
MrObvious

@ReneDemonteverde @jmac 

So Hillary cunningly made Christie pull a petty attempt of political payback?

No one made any of them do it. Who benefits is completely irrelevant.