Voters also largely gave Christie negative reviews on matters involving taxes.
“While Christie has never reached 50 percent approval specifically on taxes or the economy, both ratings have suffered double-digit drops over the past 20 months,” Ashley Koning, assistant poll director, said. “This is also the third straight time in which not a single issue among all polled garners majority approval for the governor — a very different picture from two years ago at the time of his re-election.”
The poll found that Christie’s overall job approval rating of 39 percent has only risen by 2 percentage points from the August mark of 37 percent, which was an all-time low for him. Similarly, the percentage of New Jersey voters who disapprove of the job Christie is doing decreased by 3 percentage points in that time, to the current 56 percent.
Another 55 percent reported that they hold an unfavorable opinion of the governor.
“Christie recently had a solid GOP debate performance and scored some major Iowa donors for his presidential campaign, but things have yet to significantly pick up for him back home,” Koning said. “Even with some small signs of improvement this month, the bipartisan popularity he touts on the campaign trail no longer exists in New Jersey.
“Christie has lost support among virtually all Democrats, a large number of independents and even many within his own party.”