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Poll Of NJ Voters Again Shows Record Low Favorability For Christie

By David Madden

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) - There's another bad poll for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and this one has nothing to do with his presidential aspirations.

For the second time in a month, a survey of the folks back home shows a record number of people unhappy with his performance.

First it was Fairleigh-Dickinson's Public Mind poll showing Christie's job performance at an all time low of 30-percent. Now you can add the Rutgers-Eagleton survey, indicating the same 30-percent thumbs up number for the Governor, his lowest since taking office.

The poll's assistant director, Ashley Koning, says those numbers have been trending down for a while now:

"We see an eight point drop from April in his favorability in these past few months alone and an eleven point increase in his unfavorable number, now at 59-percent unfavorable."

It comes down to his demeanor, whether you like him or not, as Koning sees it.

Still, Christie has a way to go to hit the Rutgers all time low, set by Brendan Byrne in 1977, when his popularity dipped to just 17-percent.

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