Why, yes...Yes He Can!
New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie is winning the hearts and minds of New Jersey voters who approve 51 - 36 percent of the job he is doing and say 51 - 39 percent that the Governor is more a "leader" than a "bully," according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
In today's survey, Christie gets a 75 - 13 percent thumbs up from Republicans and a 61 - 29 percent approval from independent voters. Democrats disapprove 63 - 24 percent.
The Governor's approval rating is higher than for other players in Trenton:
•Voters disapprove 28 - 17 percent of the way the State Senate Majority Leader Stephen Sweeney is doing his job, with 55 percent undecided;
•Voters split 19 - 19 percent in their approval of Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, with 63 percent undecided;
•Voters disapprove 45 - 28 percent of the State Assembly;
•Voters disapprove 46 - 30 percent of the State Senate.
In a state where the seoond highest approval rating for a (statewide) elected figure/body is 30%, Christie's 51% is a freaking landslide of support. Having almost 25% of Demcorats uspporting him doesn't hurt any, and is actually quite the amazing total among the ideologicaly rigid East Coast Liberal set...
But here's the kicker:
President Barack Obama's approval rating has dropped to an all-time low in New Jersey, a split 47 - 47 percent, down from a 50 - 46 percent approval rating June 17. Democrats approve of the President 80 - 16 percent while Republicans disapprove 80 - 14 percent. Independent voters disapprove 53 - 41 percent, compared to a 52 - 45 percent disapproval June 17.
Obama polling worse than Chris Christie in a state known as little as nine months ago as "Blue Jersey"? What's next? American Jews becoming Republican? Oh, sh*t...
Time to draft the Fat Man for the White House...!