Christie Leads Buono by 42-Points

Christie Leads Buono by 42-Points

N.J. Voters Support Minimum Wage Hike by Similar Margin

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Chris Christie pointingGovernor Chris Christie is still riding high with 70% approval rating, Save Jerseyans. Only 17% disapprove. And he’s leading the presumptive Democratic nominee by an epic margin.

More from the latest Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll:

More than 6-in-10 (63%) registered voters say that Gov. Christie deserves a second term, similar to his December support (61%) and higher than in September (50%).  Three-in-ten (29%) say it is time to put someone else in office and 8% are not sure whether the governor merits re-election.  In a head-to-head contest with the presumptive Democratic nominee, State Senator Barbara Buono, Christie garners 62% of intended support from registered voters while Buono claims 20%.”

The bad news?

Support for a job-killing minimum wage hike is equally high:

When asked about their own level of support if the legislature decides to put the minimum wage on the ballot in November, 66% of New Jersey voters say they would support it.  Another 14% are opposed and 20% are not sure how they would vote.  Support comes from 81% of Democrats, 60% of independents and 56% of Republicans.”

I can’t imagine why; maybe it’s because Republicans have strategically surrendered on the issue? Rather than honor their obligation to the state’s small business community by explaining to taxpayers why it’s a ruinous idea? Just a thought…

Click here to view the full poll results, analysis and data tables from Patrick Murray.