A new poll with bad news for Gov. Christie
A new Rutgers-Eagleton poll finds New Jersey voters are unhappy with Gov. Chris Christie and the direction New Jersey is headed in in general.
Poll director Ashley Koning said less than one in four voters approve of the job Christie is doing
She says the governor's favorability is now at just 23 percent. That's about a third of what it was at his all-time high back in 2013.
"Christie is seeing his numbers getting lower and lower, both overall and even when it comes to individual issues," Koning said. She said Christie's job approval rating is down 7 points since last spring.
Koning said even though the governor is back to governing full-time, "the governor has hit some new lows on the economy and jobs, the state pension fund situation and taxes, and again, another low on transportation infrastructure, and he continues to be near the bottom on education and schools."
And Koning said there's dissatisfaction with the direction of the state, with only one in four people saying the state's headed in the right direction.
"New Jerseyans parallel their views on the governor with those of the state in general," she said.
Twenty-five percent say New jersey is headed in the right direction, while 58 percent say it has gone off in the wrong direction.
"(These are) some of the most pessimistic views that we have seen in a while, since about October 2009. We have seen this negativity pretty steadily over the past year or so," Koning said.
The poll also shows that almost 6 in 10 disapprove of the casino expansion question that will appear on the November ballot.
"New Jerseyans have never warmed to the idea of expanding casino gambling outside of Atlantic City, within the state," Koning said.
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