Poll: Christie still popular despite drop in approval rating

    A new poll finds Gov. Chris Christie remains popular in New Jersey, though his approval ratings have dropped slightly in recent months.

    The Rutgers-Eagleton poll out Wednesday finds 68 percent of registered voters approve of Christie’s job performance, while 26 percent disapprove.

    In the last Rutgers-Eagleton poll conducted in February, the governor’s job approval rating was 73 percent.

    And while 87 percent of respondents approve of Christie’s post-Sandy recovery efforts, only 42 percent approve of his handling of New Jersey’s economy and jobs and 37 percent approve of his tax policy.

    About 50 percent approve of Christie’s efforts on education, the budget, and crime.

    The poll surveyed 819 registered voters from April 3-7 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.

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