Most in the state believe the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge was political retribution. The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll says that despite the incident, Gov. Chris Christie’s job approval ratings remain high at 59 percent. The numbers do show a slight dip from the 65 percent he had one month ago.
Fully 83% of New Jerseyans are paying attention to the George Washington Bridge story. Very few (13%) accept the “traffic study” explanation for the Fort Lee lane closures while nearly two-thirds (64%) believe it was done as political retaliation.