Chris Christie's poll numbers in New Jersey are yet another sign of the upcoming Democratic apocalypse. But like the Bible says in the Book of Revelations, "Let he who hath understanding reckon the number of the beast....", and I doubt we'll see much understanding in the minds of the Left of what these numbers portend:
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in New Jersey finds that 57% approve of the job Christie is doing as governor. Forty-three percent (43%) disapprove. This includes 32% who Strongly Approve and 25% who Strongly Disapprove.
Christie’s approval ratings are up slightly from June and mid-April. Just before the former federal prosecutor's inauguration in early January, 57% of voters in the state shared a favorable opinion of him.
Christie has embarked on an aggressive effort to cut the size of government and reduce the tax load on New Jersey residents who now pay the highest property taxes in the country. This has pitted him against the state's powerful public employee unions, including the New Jersey Education Association which represents public school teachers, and against a state legislature which is controlled by Democrats.
Eighty-four percent (84%) of the state's GOP voters and 64% of those not affiliated with either of the major parties approve of Christie's job performance. Sixty-six percent (66%) of New Jersey Democratic voters disapprove.
So Chris Christie is operating as an anti-Obama - cutting spending, lowering taxes, fighting unions - and still has a 57% approval rating in a state that has a Democratic registration advantage of +600,000. What does that tell you about what America is looking for from their political leaders?
More doom for the Dems:
New Jersey voters give mixed reviews to their two Democratic U.S. senators, both strong supporters of President Obama's economic agenda.
Forty-five percent (45%) approve of the job Senator Robert Menendez is doing. Slightly more (49%) disapprove of his job performance.
Forty-eight percent (48%) approve of how Senator Frank Lautenberg is performing, but just as many (47%) disapprove.
Menendez is underwater by 4 points, and trust me, he's sinking deeper. Lautenberg is 50/50, but since he is ill, he has kept a lower profile, much to his benefit. Both of them are, significantly, faring well worse with the New Jersey public than the Republican Christie.
And what about Baracky? How's he holding up in Jersey?
Barack Obama carried New Jersey with 57% of the vote in November 2008, but voters in the state are now evenly divided over how he is performing as president: 50% approve of the job the president is doing, and 50% disapprove.
Obama sinks as Christie rises. In Red Jersey, we are watching the sunset of liberalism - in one of its strongest bastions - and the new dawn of less government, lower taxation, and more freedoms.
Sunrises are, after all, more hopeful than sunsets. One beckons a new day, a new beginning, with endless opportunities, while the other promises only the descent of darkness...