Christie's Still Popular: Poll

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013  |  Updated 7:07 AM EDT
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Christie's Still Popular: Poll

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie remains popular in the Garden State.

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A new poll shows Gov. Chris Christie continues to see a bounce from his handling of Superstorm Sandy.

But residents are divided by party about how he's doing on the issues of jobs and taxes.

The Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Wednesday shows 85 percent or more of Republicans, Democrats and independents approve of Christie's post-Sandy recovery efforts. But only 41 percent of all voters approve of how he's handling economic issues.

Pollster David Redlawsk says the post-Sandy benefits for Christie have lasted longer than expected compared to other governors.

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“The post-Sandy ‘rally around Christie’ effect has continued much longer than we might have expected,” said Redlawsk. “By way of contrast, N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who also initially had sky-high ratings, has come back to earth in recent polls, down 20 points from his peak. Christie, despite negative ratings for key issues, has seen very little long-term erosion in support.”

The poll of 763 registered New Jersey voters was conducted from June 3-9 and has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.

 


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