Poll finds that nearly half of N.J. residents disaprove of Gov. Christie’s job performance

    Nearly half of the people surveyed in a recent Monmouth University/New Jersey Press Media poll released today disapprove of the job that N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is doing.

    Forty-seven percent of 807 people surveyed said that they approved of Christie, while 49 percent disapprove of the job he is doing. This is the first time since April 2010 that more residents disapproved of Christie than approved of him in a Monmouth poll.


    Pollster Patrick Murray said that the Christie’s latest budget proposal is the reason so many people disapprove.

    “It definitely has something to do with the budget,” he told NJ.com. “It’s like knowing you have to take medicine and getting tired of taking it after a while, when you haven’t seen as much improvement as you like.”

    Residents also continue to have a low opinion of the state legislature– 33 percent of residents approve of their job performance, while 47 percent disapprove.

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