Gov. Chris Christie has done it again — ratcheting up to historic levels the rate at which New Jersey voters disapprove of him. A Quinnipiac University poll, released yesterday, found that 81 percent of voters disapprove of him versus 15 percent who approve; it’s the worst approval rating for a governor in any state that Quinnipiac has surveyed in the past twenty years. Even 58 percent of voters in his own Republican Party give the governor a thumbs-down.
The poll also found that voters strongly disapprove of President Donald Trump — but he’s still not down in the Christie range (66 – 28 percent).
Voter approval of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (58 – 28 percent) is markedly higher than that of his Senate colleague, Robert Menendez (44 – 35 percent). Another worrying number for Menendez is that 44 percent of voters say he does not deserve re-election next year versus 31 percent who say that he does.