President Barack Obama is much more popular in New Jersey than Gov. Chris Christie is. Obama’s latest approval ratings came in at 50 percent, according to a Monmouth University poll. A majority (51%) of New Jersey adults approve of the job Barack Obama is doing and 45% disapprove. Among registered voters, 52% approve and 46% disapprove. This is a slight uptick from May, when Garden State voter opinion of the president stood at 48% approve to 46% disapprove, but the current results are slightly lower than February when Obama’s rating was 54% to 42%. Meanwhile, Christie has been in the 30’s lately, as he makes his push to run for president.