55% of New Jersey voters still have a favorable opinion of Chris Christie, compared to 49% of voters on the national level.
61% of Republicans nationwide view Christie favorably, while 28% view him unfavorably. That is unchanged from the 62% of GOP voters who viewed him favorably in 2012.
One-in-three New Jersey voters (33%) consider the governor to be more ethical than most politicians; just 20% of voters on the national level agree. Pluralities of both groups tend to think Christie is about as ethical as most other politicians.
48% of voters nationwide say they would be less likely to vote for Christie for president in 2016 if it is proven his office retaliated against the elected official. Slightly fewer New Jersey voters (39%) feel the same way. Garden State voters are more likely to say the scandal will have no impact on their 2016 voting decision.
60% of New Jersey voters still approve of the job Christie is doing as governor. By comparison, just 52% of voters in this traditionally blue state like the job President Obama is doing.
Last August, 22% of GOP voters nationwide said Christie was the candidate they'd least like to see become the 2016 Republican presidential nominee. Democrats and unaffiliated voters felt that way more about Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Problems for Christie on Road to White House?
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, often mentioned as a 2016 White House front-runner, is fighting allegations that his office deliberately caused several days of major traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge into New York City as retaliation against an elected official who refused to support his reelection. What does America think of the controversy that some are already dubbing "Bridgegate"?