New Jersey voters not fazed by Christie’s combative style

Some critics claim Governor Chris Christie acts like a bully, but a new poll shows the majority of New Jersey voters are not concerned about his behavior.

Christie sometimes confronts and chastises people who disagree with him.
 
While that gets a lot of media attention, Monmouth University Polling Institute director Patrick Murray says the majority of New Jersey residents are not bothered by it.
 
“We found that 51 percent say that it doesn’t matter how he talks,” said Murray. “It wouldn’t have changed how much he’s accomplished so far, but there are a good number of voters, in fact 28 percent, who say that if the governor had acted a little differently he might have been able to get more done.”
 
Half of voters surveyed say Christie deserves another term a governor, while 45 percent say it might be time for someone new.
 
Newark Mayor Corey Booker is the most well known potential Democratic challenger, getting a 49 percent positive rating from voters.

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