NJ’s OK with Christie Balancing Act

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Christie WalkingThe Left criticizes his out-of-state travel schedule. The Right questions the motivations driving his policy decision-making.

New Jerseyans generally? Well, according to a new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll released Wednesday, Save Jerseyans, 56% don’t think Governor Chris Christie’s national ambitions are getting in the way of his job:

“Currently, 44% of New Jerseyans say that Christie is more concerned with governing the state of New Jersey compared to 38% who say he is more concerned with his own political future.  Another 12% volunteer that he is balancing both concerns equally.  In December – right after Superstorm Sandy devastated the state – 61% said that the governor was focused more on the state than himself.  While the current results are less “positive” than that post-Sandy poll, they are better than public opinion from February 2012, when more New Jerseyans thought Christie had more concern for his own career (48%) than for his home state (39%).”

Another Monmouth University Poll released Tuesday found that 61% of New Jerseyans approve of the incumbent Republican’s overall job performance. This latest survey, however, represents yet another body blow to the quickly sinking Buono campaign (did it ever float?) that has made the Governor’s presidential aspirations one of its primary points of attack from the very beginning of the cycle.

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