Dropped by Trump connection – Chris Christie has lowest approval rating of any governor EVER, in New Jersey history
Just about 15% of the residents gave their seal of approved on the job Christie was doing as governor of New Jersey, the poll showed.
That level marks the lowest level Quinnipiac has found in an approval ratings poll for any governor in any state in 20 years and the lowest level reached by any New Jersey governor ever.
Most New Jersey can’t wait to bid adieu to their governor as more than four in five (81%) of residents said they did not approve of the job Christie was doing, the poll found.
Humiliation: Chris Christie got no gravitas for all the graft he put into the Trump campaign, while neglecting the affairs of New Jersey
Outrage was felt by Republicans and Democrats alike, with just 31% of Republicans saying they approved of Christie’s job performance and just 4% of Democrats saying so. Ninety-four percent of Democrats said they did not approve of the job he was doing, while 58% of Republicans said they did not approve, the poll, conducted among 1,103 New Jersey residents, from June 7-12, found.
Its findings, however, come as no surprise. Christie’s approval ratings have been setting new record-lows for years, as he continued to be beset by a raft of internal and external problems, including the Bridgegate saga and his disastrous flirtation with President Trump’s campaign and transition effort.
Good lawyering may have gotten Christie off on Bridgegate, but the citizens of the state have not forgotten
Christie emerged as a vocal surrogate for Trump’s controversial campaign, but was passed over as a candidate to be his vice president, demoted as his transition chair and saw his expressed desire to be the next Republican National Committee chair rebuffed by the mogul.
Christie’s efforts to stay close to Trump also meant he was spending an increasing amount of time away from his own state. And all the while, news about the Bridgegate scandal that had enveloped his administration in 2013 worsened.
In March, two former allies of his were sentenced to prison for their roles in the petty political vendetta.