Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Christie approval remains strong

A new Monmouth University poll shows Chris Christie sporting a fetching 51%/35% approval rating in New Jersey -- numbers that mirror another recent poll.

The breakdown:

a. Indies like Christie's performance by an impressive 54%/28%. That's +26%.

b. Republicans give him a +56% approval rating; Dems -22%.

c. Men approve of the job he's doing by +31%, while women are split 43%/42%. Even though that's a large gender gap, Christie's number with women is pretty strong, considering females (especially in New Jersey) lean Democratic.

d. For those who think he's turned toxic on education, guess what -- for the first time, people like the job he's doing on education (+10%).

This poll confirms a Quinnipiac poll released last week that showed he was even more popular. In that survey, his approval rating his +23% at 59%/36%. Indies approved of him by a stunning +32%.