A recent poll found that Governor Chris Christie’s (R-NJ) popularity is worse than one would imagine. A Quinnipiac University Poll that was released Wednesday found that Christie has a 15 percent approval rating.
Researchers referred to it as:
‘the worst approval rating for any governor in any state surveyed by Quinnipiac University in more than 20 years.’
This is not surprising since Christie has had his fair share of controversy, including the infamous September 2013 Bridgegate scandal. The scandal caused huge traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge and resulted in the convictions of two of his former aides.
Governor Christie went on to run for president in 2016, but ended up dropping out of the primary race to support President Trump. Trump strongly hinted that he would offer him a cabinet position. However, he never followed through with his enticement.
In April, a Morning Consult Poll found that Christie was the least popular governor in the country, with a 71 percent disapproval rating.
Governor Christie continues to have a lot in common with his buddy, Trump. President Trump’s disapproval rating has now hit a record high!
‘According to the latest Gallup Daily Tracking Poll, 60% of Americans disapproved of Trump’s job performance, while 36% approved.’
The recent Quinnipiac University survey also found:
‘Seventy-seven percent of New Jersey voters disapprove of the job Christie is doing, with a majority of those surveyed for the Quinnipiac University Poll saying he is dishonest, lacks strong leadership qualities and does not care about their needs or problems.’
Assistant Poll Director, Maurice Carroll said:
‘The [governor’s] job approval numbers get worse every time anyone looks. This could be a long, final year for Gov. Christie.’
The primary election results have just been projected for the New Jersey Governors’ race. Former Goldman Sachs executive Phil Murphy, and New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno have clinched the Democratic and Republican nominations.
Regardless of which one is elected, neither has any way to go but up in comparison to Governor Christie.
When is all is said and done, maybe President Trump will invite his New Jersey friend to Mar-a-Lago for a nice reuniting weekend.
Watch Trump tell Christie he can’t have anymore Oreos:
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