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.

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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