Gov. Chris Christie’s job rating took a hit again with another poll showing voters giving him their worst grades since the fallout of the George Washington Bridge controversy in March.
The governor’s approval rating flipped in a new survey that showed only 41 percent of New Jersey voters giving Christie a positive approval rating and 47 percent saying they disprove of the governor’s work, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind Poll released today.
Christie’s numbers declined from just a month ago, when 46 percent of voters told Fairleigh Dickinson they approved of Christie’s job and only 40 percent disapproved.
The new poll comes after a Quinnipiac Poll released earlier this month showed the governor’s job approval rating at its lowest level in the state in three years. A poll released a month earlier showed Christie’s approval rating dipped slightly for the first time in six months.
As Christie’s numbers dropped, so did voter confidence on the state’s future.
According to Fairleigh Dickinson, 49 percent of voters are concerned about the state’s future and only 37 percent indicated they’re optimistic about the days to come. The numbers are down from September, when 44 percent of voters said the state was headed down the wrong track and the 41 percent who were optimistic.
The spike in disapproval comes at the worst time for Christie.
He's still trying to recover from the Bridgegate fallout and show he's a viable candidate for president.
Having his popularity and approval ratings plummet at home surely do not help that.