Christie second-term agenda unclear, N.J. poll finds

A new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll shows few New Jersey residents know what Gov. Chris Christie plans to focus on in his second term.

Christie has a 65 percent approval rating following his landslide re-election victory, said poll director Patrick Murray, but only 23 percent of residents surveyed have a clear idea about his policy priorities.

“While New Jerseyans have issues that they care about — jobs, property taxes, and schools leading the list — there’s not a lot of expectation that anything major will be done about these because they really weren’t discussed in that campaign,” he said.

That gives Christie a lot of leeway in deciding which issues he will pursue, Murray said.

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The governor is not disclosing many of his plans for the next year until his State of the State address in mid-January.

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