Gov. Chris Christie may be hoping to build a legacy, but a sizable majority of New Jersey voters say he’s already done so: 65 percent of the participants in a new Quinnipiac University poll rate his two terms as “mainly a failure.”
By an underwhelming 50 percent to 37 percent, Republicans say Christie’s two terms were “mostly a success.” Every other group turned thumbs down by wide margins.
Christie’s overall job approval, a negative 18 percent to 77 percent, remains at historically low levels. Republicans are divided 46 percent to 47 percent, while every other listed party, gender, education, age or racial group disapproves by wide margins.
Respondents are also critical of the way Christie is handling mass transit between New Jersey and New York, disapproving 65 percent to 18 percent. Some 84 percent of voters say it is “very important” or “somewhat important” to add a Hudson River rail tunnel connecting New Jersey and Manhattan.