It’s probably to be expected, given that Gov. Chris Christie has spent more time out of the state than in this past year, but according to the most recent Rutgers Eagleton poll, his ratings among Garden State voters are the lowest ever. With a 62 percent disapproval rating and a 33 percent approval, his numbers are lower than the months after the Bridgegate scandal broke.
Christie is even lagging when it comes to the parts of his job that the public used to give him credit for. Taxes? The number of registered voters that disapprove is 71 percent. Crime and drugs? With registered voters, he gets a 46 percent disapproval rating.
The same goes for the state budget. Registered voters disapprove at 63 percent. And 58 percent disapprove of his handling of transportation issues.
The only issue in which Christie gets a slightly higher rating than his disapproval numbers is with the Sandy recovery — which is 48 percent approval and 44 percent disapproval.