Higher ratings overall for Christie depsite voters’ disapproval on property taxes

    Not everyone is loving the $1 billion Gov. Chris Christie cut from the state budget, but the overall sentiment of voters is that they can live with the changes.

    That’s what a poll from Monmouth University/NJ Press Media found. While 33 percent of voters were dissatisfied with the cuts, 42 percent  say they can deal.

    Christie now has a 50 percent overall approval rating from voters for the first time since early April, the Daily Journal reports. But voters are still unhappy about his approach to property tax relief.

    The poll found 43 percent of voters gave him a grade of D or F on this topic. Legislation he signed in July creates a loophole that allows governing bodies to exceed the 2 percent cap on levy increases for municipalities, schools and counties to cover some expenses. Sixty-one percent of people say it’s unlikely they’ll see significant property tax relief over the next few years.

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