Its the highest job approval of his tenure. A new poll says Gov. Chris Christie has his highest approval numbers since taking office. The Monmouth University poll reports that Christie has a 54 percent approval rating, while 38 percent disapprove.
The poll also found that New Jerseyans feel the national focus on Christie may have been a boon for the state’s reputation but probably won’t generate many tangible returns. More New Jerseyans say that the national attention generated by Christie has been good (47%) rather than bad (16%) for the state’s reputation. Another 33% say it has had no effect.
“The buzz around Chris Christie’s fundraising trip and speech at the Reagan Library has reaped dividends for the governor, not only in elevating his national stature but in improving opinion among his constituents back here in New Jersey,” said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.