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Toplines - New Jersey I - January 13, 2010

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New Jersey Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted January 13, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as President… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

31% Strongly approve
22% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
37% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Jon Corzine has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

9% Strongly approve
27% Somewhat approve
21% Somewhat disapprove
41% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

3* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Chris Christie?

15% Very favorable
42% Somewhat favorable
18% Somewhat unfavorable
17% Very unfavorable
9% Not sure

4* What is the biggest problem facing Chris Christie as he takes over as governor of New Jersey….taxes, government spending, unemployment, education, crime or corruption?

33% Taxes

28% Government spending
22% Unemployment

5% Education

1% Crime

8% Corruption

2% Some other issues

1% Not sure

5* Okay…what issue should Chris Christie tackle first as Governor?

29% Taxes

34% Government spending
24% Unemployment

2% Education

2% Crime

6% Corruption

0% Some other issues

2% Not sure


6* Since his election has your impression of Chris Christie become more favorable, less favorable or has it remained about the same?

17% More favorable
9% Less favorable
71% Remained about the same
3% Not sure

7* Since he lost the election for Governor in November, has your opinion of Jon Corzine become more favorable, less favorable or has it remained about the same?

7% More favorable
20% Less favorable
70% Remained about the same
3% Not sure

8* How likely is it that Chris Christie will be able to cut property taxes in New Jersey?

9% Very likely
30% Somewhat likely
44% Not very likely
9% Not at all likely
9% Not sure

9* How likely is it that Chris Christie will be able to improve the economy in New Jersey?

9% Very likely
41% Somewhat likely
34% Not very likely
6% Not at all likely
11% Not sure

10* How difficult will it be for Christie to work with the Democratic-controlled Legislature?

41% Very difficult
46% Somewhat difficult
9% Not very difficult
1% Not at all difficult
4% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence