Poll Shows Christie Approval Rating Remains Strong - KMSP-TV

Poll Shows Christie Approval Rating Remains Strong

Posted: Updated:

Governor Chris Christie's approval rating and credibility remain strong despite the scandal over major traffic problems on the George Washington Bridge deliberately created as political payback. That's the finding of a new poll on the governor and the scandal. Governor Christie's approval numbers would be the envy of most elected officials, but they have clearly taken a hit, in the face of recent scandal.

The Quinnipiac Poll shows 55%of New Jerseyans approve of the job Christie's doing. That's good, but its way down from the sky-high 74% approval rating he enjoyed last February.

The revelation that Christie aides and appointees deliberately snarled traffic leading from Fort Lee to the George Washington bridge, an apparent act of political retribution, is on everyone's mind.

66 % of those asked, believe that claim that he did not order the lane closures but 41% believe he knew what his aides were up to.

Of course, Christie is widely viewed as a front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, but 56 % of those surveyed, believe the Bridge scandal will damage or end his White house aspirations.

That number includes a majority of self-described independent voters, who have long been Christie backers. On Thursday, the state assembly will formally create the super-committee that will investigate "bridgegate."

A special counsel has been named. Reid Schar is the man who put former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich behind bars.

52 % of those questioned by Quinnipiac believe democratic law makers ers are conducting legitimate probes that this isn't just a witch hunt.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:45:07 GMT
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
  • Beautiful Easter Sunday

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:09:12 GMT

    NICE EASTER WEEKEND

    The first half of the holiday weekend has been great and Easter Sunday looks just as nice. Clouds thin out late tonight with temperatures falling back to the 40s.

    Initially it'll be jacket weather early Sunday morning but plenty of sunshine will warm us into the 60s by afternoon.  High temperatures will be a few degrees cooler than Saturday.

    It will be noticeably cooler and breezy at the shore with highs in the low 50s.  Quiet conditions continue into Monday.

  • Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:38:03 GMT
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices