Wonder what you would find if you frisked the latest Quinnipiac poll?
Answer: Governor Chris Christie’s approval rating is now higher than President Obama’s in New Jersey.
The National Journal reports:
Republican NJ Gov. Chris Christie , who has taken controversial steps since taking office, has a higher approval rating than Pres. Obama in New Jersey, according to a new poll released Thursday.
Just more than half – 51% – approve of Christie’s performance as governor while 36% disapprove in the Quinnipiac poll. Obama has a 47% approval rating in the survey and the same percentage disapprove of the president’s performance.
“New Jerseyans are getting used to their new Gov., Christopher Christie, as his job approval breaks the 50 percent mark,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “But familiarity hasn’t helped him much with Democrats. A lot of voters still think Christie is a bully, but the victories he chalked up in the legislature earn him good marks for leadership.”
Christie performs even better among independents. 61% of independents approve of Christie’s performance, 29% disapprove. For Obama, 41% of independents approve and 53% disapprove.
Dude… 61% of independents approve of a Republican’s performance in the dark-blue State of New Jersey? Props to Gov. Christie!