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.
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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.
The new poll is in line with a Farleigh Dickinson PublicMind poll released last month that found that 66 percent of registered voters approved of the job Christie was doing.