New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is close to reaching a statistical zero for support. According to a new poll, Christie is supported by only 15 percent of voters. Given the error rate of standard polls, Christie is rapidly reducing his support to his immediate family. This is the lowest approval rating “for any governor in any state surveyed by Quinnipiac University in more than 20 years.”
This includes a now 81 percent disapproval rating. Yes, you read that correctly. Eighty-one percent disapproval.
There are likely a combination of influences. The first was Christie avoiding criminal charges for Bridgegate while two top aides were convicted. Many felt that Christie got a free ride while his aides were forced to answer for the underlying crimes. The second is likely Christie’s support for President Trump.
Whatever the cause, Christie now has the distinction of being the first governor with close to universal disapproval from the voters.