A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) popularity has declined significantly this year “and he would have a very difficult time winning reelection if voters in New Jersey went to the polls today.”
Key findings: Just 43% of voters in the state approve of the job Christie is doing to 53% who disapprove. Christie’s numbers are steady with Republicans. But independents have really turned on him since January, going from approving by a 55% to 39% margin to disapproving by a 54% to 40% margin.
Also interesting: Christie would now trail Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) in a hypothetical 2013 match up, 47% to 43%.
Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire