Thus far, Save Jerseyans, Garden State residents are viewing Chris Christie’s independent streak throughout the Hurricane Sandy as a plus. Today’s new Fairleigh Dickinson University “PublicMind” poll pegs Governor Chris Christie’s approval rating at 77%.
Among those who approve are 67% of New Jersey Democrats. Wow! At 77%, all that’s left on the “disapproval” side are NJ Dem state committee employees, Democrat statehouse staffers and the families/friends/consultants of 2013 challengers. In fact, most of the Governor’s upward movement is coming from D’s.
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While it’s very unrealistic to expect numbers this good to persist into an Election year, and we certainly should anticipate many of these blue state Dems jumping ship by next November once a challenge from the Left is on their radar screen, these latest results are undoubtedly giving the Governor’s potential Democrat challengers reason to reconsider their ambitions.
For 2013, anyway.