New Jerseyans don’t believe their governor when it comes to Bridgegate, and his favorability ratings are the lowest ever, according to the Monmouth University Poll taken over the weekend after the indictments of three government officials in what’s become known as Bridgegate. A full 52 percent of registered voters said Christie was personally involved in the decision to close the toll lanes, and 69 percent said he hasn’t been completely honest. Indeed, 56 percent said Christie knew about the lane closures as they were happening, with only 33 percent saying he learned of it sometime afterward.
These opinions may have something to do with the fact that Christie’s favorability ratings have been steadily dropping. Only 31 percent of registered voters now say that they see him in a favorable light. That’s down from 70 percent in February of 2013, shortly after the superstorm Sandy.