New Jersey voters’ faith in Christie eroding, poll finds

 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives to speak during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Thursday. (Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives to speak during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Thursday. (Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)

Another poll, another apparent dip in New Jersey’s confidence in Gov. Chris Christie.

The latest Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind Poll finds the governor’s approval rating among registered voters in New Jersey is lowest since he took office in 2009.

Poll director Krista Jenkins says 35 percent of the voters surveyed approve of Christie’s job performance while 51 percent disapprove.

“We find that last week’s budget address where Gov. Christie outlined his plan for dealing with the gaping pension hole did nothing to address what appears to be the growing concern that voters have with his leadership,” she said.

Only a third of voters say they believe the state is headed in the right direction, while more than half say it’s on the wrong track.

The findings could be worrisome for Christie as he thinks about a possible presidential run.

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