August 17, 2011 - Christie Is Flat And Obama Is Down In New Jersey, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Are Not Worried About Gov's Health

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New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie stops his slide and flattens out with a 47 - 46 percent job approval rating from New Jersey voters, his best score in four months, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. But women voters still disapprove by big margins.

This compares to a negative 44 - 47 percent score in a June 21 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. In today's survey, approval is 84 - 12 percent among Republicans and 53 - 39 percent among independent voters. Democrats disapprove 76 - 17 percent. The gender gap is still wide as men approve 58 - 36 percent while women disapprove 55 - 37 percent.

"The Ex-urbs and the Shore folks love the Gov. He slips a little in the suburbs and falls behind in the cities and the Philadelphia suburbs as he inches himself back to the plus side," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

By a 50 - 35 percent margin, New Jersey voters like Gov. Christie as a person.

While 76 percent of voters have read or heard something about the governor's recent asthma attack, only 18 percent say they are personally worried about his health. The worry level is low among all groups and in all regions of the state.

"Almost all the neighbors heard about Gov. Christie's asthma attack. They might have read his lament about being over-weight, but they're not worried about his health," Carroll said.

Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are similar in their approach to cutting costs and balancing budgets, 24 percent of voters say, while 38 percent say they're different and 38 percent don't know.

New Jersey voters say 39 - 31 percent that Christie is a better cost-cutter and budget- balancer than Cuomo, with 27 percent undecided. Christie is better, Republicans say 70 - 9 percent and independent voters say 44 - 25 percent. Democrats back Cuomo 53 - 14 percent.

"Looking across the Hudson, some pundits say Gov. Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are ideological twins. New Jersey voters aren't so sure, and they think their governor is better than New York's at curbing costs and cutting budgets," Carroll said.

"Last week, New York State voters told us 40 - 29 percent that their Gov was better."

President Barack Obama is headed in the wrong direction as New Jersey voters disapprove 52 - 44 percent of the job he is doing, down from a 50 - 46 percent positive score June 21 and the president's lowest score ever in the Garden State.

Again, the gender gap is huge as men disapprove 60 - 37 percent while women approve 51 - 44 percent. Turning thumbs down on Obama are Republicans 93 - 6 percent and independent voters 57 - 39 percent. Democrats approve 77 - 17 percent.

"Politics makes bad pillow talk in New Jersey," Carroll said. "There are big gender gaps in the approval ratings for Gov. Christopher Christie, with men for him and women against him, and President Barack Obama, who does much better among women than he does among men."

New Jersey voters say 49 - 45 percent that Obama does not deserve to be reelected, but say 45 - 37 percent that they would vote for Obama over an unnamed Republican challenger in the 2012 presidential race.

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez has a slightly negative 39 - 42 percent approval rating, down from a positive 45 - 38 percent score June 21. Voters split 41 - 43 percent on whether Menendez deserves reelection in 2012, but back him 45 - 39 percent over an unnamed Republican challenger.

"Sen. Robert Menendez has a lot of work to do with his re-election year coming up," Carroll said. "The debt ceiling hullaballoo has taken a toll on him and on President Obama."

From August 9 - 15, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,624 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling his job as Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              47%    84%    17%    53%    58%    37%    54%    11%
Disapprove           46     12     76     39     36     55     38     81
DK/NA                 7      4      8      8      6      8      8      7
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              27%    45%    62%    41%    56%
Disapprove           63     49     32     54     34
DK/NA                10      6      6      6     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling his job as Governor? (*Low approve also 44% Jun 2010)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Aug 17  Jun 21  Apr 20  Feb 09  Dec 21  Feb 09  Jun 21
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2010    2011    2011*
 
Approve              47      44      47      52      46      52      44
Disapprove           46      47      46      40      44      40      47
DK/NA                 7      10       7       8      10       8      10
 
 
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Stephen Sweeney is handling his job as State Senate Majority Leader?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              23%    24%    23%    24%    26%    21%    23%    24%
Disapprove           40     37     40     43     42     38     41     39
DK/NA                36     39     37     33     31     41     36     37
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              22%    21%    21%    32%    24%
Disapprove           38     39     42     37     44
DK/NA                41     40     37     30     32
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Stephen Sweeney is handling his job as State Senate Majority Leader?
                     Aug 17  Jun 21  Apr 20  Feb 09  Nov 09  Aug 19
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2010    2010
 
Approve              23      25      26      25      20      17
Disapprove           40      33      31      26      28      28
DK/NA                36      42      43      48      52      55
 
 
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sheila Oliver is handling her job as Assembly Speaker?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              21%    12%    29%    19%    20%    21%    16%    39%
Disapprove           25     27     20     30     30     20     26     21
DK/NA                54     61     52     52     50     59     58     40
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              29%    22%    15%    19%    20%
Disapprove           31     25     25     17     27
DK/NA                40     52     60     64     54
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sheila Oliver is handling her job as Assembly Speaker?
                     Aug 17  Jun 21  Apr 20  Feb 09  Nov 09  Aug 19
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2010    2010
 
Approve              21      24      22      22      19      19
Disapprove           25      22      21      19      22      19
DK/NA                54      55      57      59      59      63
 
 
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state assembly is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              25%    35%    23%    23%    28%    23%    26%    26%
Disapprove           55     45     58     58     57     53     54     54
DK/NA                20     20     19     19     15     24     20     20
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              23%    24%    30%    26%    23%
Disapprove           59     55     50     57     54
DK/NA                18     20     20     16     23
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state assembly is handling its job?
                     Aug 17  Jun 21  Apr 20  Feb 09  Dec 21  Nov 09  Aug 19
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2010    2010    2010
 
Approve              25      27      26      32      25      28      28
Disapprove           55      51      53      45      52      51      45
DK/NA                20      22      22      22      23      21      27
 
 
5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state senate is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              27%    37%    25%    26%    31%    24%    26%    34%
Disapprove           57     49     59     59     57     57     57     55
DK/NA                16     15     16     16     12     19     17     11
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              28%    28%    29%    28%    25%
Disapprove           62     56     50     57     61
DK/NA                11     16     20     15     15
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state senate is handling its job?
                     Aug 17  Jun 21  Apr 20  Feb 09  Dec 21  Nov 09  Aug 19
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2010    2010    2010
 
Approve              27      31      30      34      31      29      30
Disapprove           57      52      55      46      50      53      46
DK/NA                16      17      15      20      19      18      24
 
 
6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Robert Menendez is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              39%    24%    54%    35%    39%    39%    35%    48%
Disapprove           42     56     24     51     48     37     46     28
DK/NA                19     20     23     14     13     24     19     23
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              51%    42%    39%    34%    31%
Disapprove           37     41     45     41     46
DK/NA                12     17     15     25     23
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Robert Menendez is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Aug 17  Jun 21  Apr 20  Feb 09  Dec 21  Jun 21  Feb 20
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2010    2011    2008
 
Approve              39      45      42      44      38      45      30
Disapprove           42      38      40      36      42      38      31
DK/NA                19      18      18      20      20      18      39
 
 
7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Frank Lautenberg is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              43%    25%    64%    36%    41%    45%    39%    63%
Disapprove           45     63     23     53     50     40     50     24
DK/NA                12     12     13     11      9     15     11     13
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              55%    45%    39%    42%    38%
Disapprove           31     43     54     43     51
DK/NA                14     12      8     15     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Frank Lautenberg is handling his job as United States Senator? (*High approve also 55% Sep 1999 & Jul 1999)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Aug 17  Jun 21  Apr 20  Feb 09  Dec 21  Jul 27  Feb 20
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2010    2000*   2008
 
Approve              43      46      44      45      42      55      39
Disapprove           45      40      42      40      43      22      31
DK/NA                12      14      14      15      15      23      29
 
 
8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              44%     6%    77%    39%    37%    51%    35%    88%
Disapprove           52     93     17     57     60     44     62      5
DK/NA                 4      1      6      4      3      5      4      7
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              62%    43%    34%    50%    40%
Disapprove           36     52     64     45     56
DK/NA                 2      5      2      4      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Aug 17  Jun 21  Apr 20  Feb 09  Dec 21  Jun 10  Aug 17
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2010    2009    2011
 
Approve              44      50      51      55      50      68      44
Disapprove           52      46      45      41      45      25      52
DK/NA                 4       4       4       4       5       7       4
 
 
9. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New Jersey today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very satisfied        3%     7%     1%     2%     2%     3%     3%     -
Smwht satisfied      31     44     21     32     34     27     33     18
Smwht dissatisfied   35     25     42     35     33     38     34     41
Very dissatisfied    31     24     36     30     30     32     29     40
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      1      -      -      2
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Very satisfied        2%     1%     3%     3%     6%
Smwht satisfied      34     30     36     21     34
Smwht dissatisfied   35     38     32     35     34
Very dissatisfied    29     30     29     41     26
DK/NA                 -      1      -      1      -
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New Jersey today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? (*High also 71% Feb 1999)
                                                             VERY+SMWHT SAT
                                                             High    Low
                     Aug 17  Jun 21  Apr 20  Feb 09  Dec 21  Dec 26  Jun 17
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2010    2000*   2010
 
Very satisfied        3       3       2       2       2      10       2
Smwht satisfied      31      31      31      34      30      61      22
Smwht dissatisfied   35      34      34      37      36      21      36
Very dissatisfied    31      31      32      26      31       7      39
DK/NA                 -       1       1       -       1       1       1
 
 
10. Looking ahead to the 2012 election for President... If the 2012 election for President were being held today, do you think you would vote for Barack Obama the Democratic candidate, or for the Republican candidate?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Obama                45%     3%    85%    35%    40%    49%    36%    82%
Republican           37     83      5     37     42     31     45      3
DEPENDS ON CAND(VOL)  9      7      3     14      9      8      9      5
DK/NA                10      6      7     14      9     11     10      9
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Obama                57%    49%    33%    51%    35%
Republican           25     33     50     30     43
DEPENDS ON CAND(VOL)  7      8      7     12      9
DK/NA                10     10     10      8     13
 
 
11. Looking ahead to the 2012 election for President... Do you feel that Barack Obama deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Deserves         45%     6%    83%    36%    39%    52%    36%    86%
No/Does not          49     92     11     57     56     42     59      5
DK/NA                 6      2      6      8      5      7      5      8
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yes/Deserves         61%    46%    35%    52%    38%
No/Does not          35     47     60     43     55
DK/NA                 4      7      5      6      7
 
 
12. Looking ahead to the 2012 election for United States Senator... If the 2012 election for United States Senator were being held today, do you think you would vote for Robert Menendez the Democratic candidate, or for the Republican candidate?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Menendez             45%     8%    81%    35%    41%    49%    36%    77%
Republican           39     85      6     42     46     32     47      9
DEPENDS ON CAND(VOL)  6      4      3     10      5      6      6      3
DK/NA                10      4     10     14      8     13     11     11
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Menendez             61%    50%    31%    50%    35%
Republican           28     34     52     32     48
DEPENDS ON CAND(VOL)  5      6      6      7      5
DK/NA                 5     10     11     11     13
 
 
13. Looking ahead to the 2012 election for United States Senator... Do you feel that Robert Menendez deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Deserves         41%    15%    65%    34%    39%    43%    35%    56%
No/Does not          43     74     16     50     51     35     49     23
DK/NA                16     11     19     16     10     22     16     21
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yes/Deserves         58%    44%    31%    43%    32%
No/Does not          31     39     53     40     50
DK/NA                12     17     16     17     18
 
 
14. Regardless of how you feel about Christopher Christie's policies, would you say you like or don't like Christopher Christie as a person?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Like                 50%    79%    24%    57%    57%    43%    55%    22%
Don't Like           35     11     59     27     29     40     33     48
DK/NA                16     10     18     17     14     17     12     30
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Like                 40%    49%    62%    43%    54%
Don't Like           37     35     28     45     30
DK/NA                23     17     11     13     16
 
TREND: Regardless of how you feel about Christopher Christie's policies, would you say you like or don't like Christopher Christie as a person?
                     Aug 17  Jun 21
                     2011    2011
 
Like                 50      49
Don't Like           35      33
DK/NA                16      19
 
 
15. And regardless of how you feel about Christopher Christie as a person, would you say you like or don't like most of Christopher Christie's policies?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Like                 48%    84%    17%    56%    58%    39%    56%    13%
Don't Like           47     14     77     40     37     57     39     81
DK/NA                 5      3      6      4      5      5      5      6
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Like                 27%    45%    64%    41%    59%
Don't Like           68     50     32     54     35
DK/NA                 5      5      4      4      6
 
TREND: And regardless of how you feel about Christopher Christie as a person, would you say you like or don't like most of Christopher Christie's policies?
                     Aug 17  Jun 21
                     2011    2011
 
Like                 48      45
Don't Like           47      49
DK/NA                 5       6
 
 
16. Do you think the Christie-for-President talk represents a serious political movement or just political gossip?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Serious movement     24%    26%    24%    22%    23%    25%    24%    22%
Political gossip     69     68     67     73     71     68     69     70
DK/NA                 7      6      8      5      6      7      6      8
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Serious movement     24%    23%    23%    21%    29%
Political gossip     71     73     70     70     63
DK/NA                 5      5      6      9      8
 
TREND: Do you think the Christie-for-President talk represents a serious political movement or just political gossip?
                     Aug 17  Dec 21  Nov 09
                     2011    2010    2010
 
Serious movement     24      27      25
Political gossip     69      65      67
DK/NA                 7       8       8
 
 
17. Which party would you like to see control the New Jersey State Legislature after the elections in November - the Democratic Party or the Republican Party?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Democratic Party     48%     7%    91%    34%    43%    53%    40%    83%
Republican Party     40     89      5     44     46     34     49      5
DK/NA                12      4      4     23     11     13     12     12
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Democratic Party     66%    49%    33%    55%    39%
Republican Party     25     38     55     33     47
DK/NA                 8     12     13     11     14
 
TREND: Which party would you like to see control the New Jersey State Legislature after the elections in November, the Democratic Party or the Republican Party? (Additional data available on request through April 2003)
                     Aug 17  Jun 21  Apr 20  Feb 09  Jun 15  Sep 24  Jul 13
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2005    2003    2003
 
Democratic Party     48      44      47      43      48      48      44
Republican Party     40      42      39      41      39      37      37
DK/NA                12      14      14      16      13      14      19
 
 
18. Thinking about President Barack Obama and New Jersey Governor Christopher Christie... Who do you think is a better leader Christie or Obama?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Christie             44%    86%     9%    50%    52%    36%    52%     4%
Obama                49      7     87     39     40     56     40     91
NO DIFF(VOL)          2      2      1      4      3      2      2      2
DK/NA                 6      5      3      8      5      6      6      3
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Christie             26%    43%    59%    35%    51%
Obama                68     50     33     56     41
NO DIFF(VOL)          2      2      2      2      2
DK/NA                 4      5      6      7      6
 
 
19. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling the state budget?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              50%    83%    19%    60%    62%    39%    58%    17%
Disapprove           46     13     75     38     34     57     38     81
DK/NA                 4      3      6      2      4      4      4      2
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              31%    49%    62%    46%    59%
Disapprove           67     47     33     51     37
DK/NA                 2      3      5      3      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling the state budget?
                     Aug 17  Jun 21  Apr 21  Feb 10  Nov 11  Jun 17
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2010    2010
 
Approve              50      47      50      53      52      45
Disapprove           46      48      46      41      42      49
DK/NA                 4       6       4       5       6       6
 
 
20. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in the state legislature are handling the state budget?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              23%     8%    39%    20%    20%    27%    18%    41%
Disapprove           63     83     42     68     68     58     68     42
DK/NA                14      9     19     12     11     16     13     17
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              40%    23%    17%    22%    21%
Disapprove           54     60     70     64     64
DK/NA                 6     16     13     14     15
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Democrats in the state legislature are handling the state budget?
                     Aug 17  Jun 21
                     2011    2011
 
Approve              23      20
Disapprove           63      66
DK/NA                14      14
 
 
21. Thinking about New Jersey Governor Christopher Christie and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo - would you say that Christie and Cuomo are similar or different in their approach to cutting costs and balancing their state budget, or don't you know?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Similar              24%    32%    16%    26%    26%    21%    24%    18%
Different            38     35     43     36     41     35     37     38
DK/NA                38     33     41     38     32     43     39     44
 
 
22a. (if 'similar' q21) Would you say that they are very similar, or just somewhat similar?
                     SIMILAR Q21...........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Very similar         16%    13%    12%    21%    19%    13%
Somewhat similar     83     87     86     79     81     86
DK/NA                 1      1      2      -      1      1
 
 
22b. (if 'different' q21) Would you say that they are very different, or just somewhat different?
                     DIFFERENT Q21.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Very different       52%    52%    53%    51%    55%    48%
Somewhat different   46     44     46     47     43     49
DK/NA                 2      4      2      2      2      3
 
 
23. Who do you think is doing a better job cutting costs and balancing their state budget Cuomo or Christie?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Cuomo                31%     9%    53%    25%    28%    33%    26%    51%
Christie             39     70     14     44     49     31     44     14
NO DIFF(VOL)          3      3      3      3      3      3      2      5
DK/NA                27     18     30     28     20     33     27     31
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Cuomo                50%    35%    23%    22%    25%
Christie             20     38     48     35     51
NO DIFF(VOL)          6      2      2      3      3
DK/NA                24     25     26     40     21
 
 
28. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling education?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              44%    78%    15%    50%    51%    37%    51%    12%
Disapprove           52     15     82     45     44     59     44     86
DK/NA                 5      6      3      5      5      4      5      2
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              27%    41%    58%    39%    51%
Disapprove           70     54     40     55     43
DK/NA                 3      5      2      6      6
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling education?
                     Aug 17  Jun 21  Apr 21  Feb 10  Dec 21
                     2011    2011    2011    2011    2010
 
Approve              44      41      44      47      45
Disapprove           52      55      52      48      49
DK/NA                 5       4       4       5       6
 
 
33. Have you heard or read anything about Christopher Christie's asthma attack?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  76%    78%    71%    79%    76%    76%    80%    69%
No                   24     22     28     21     24     23     20     31
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -      -      -      -
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yes                  72%    76%    80%    71%    79%
No                   26     24     19     29     21
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      -
 
 
34. Governor Christie says he is overweight and that to combat it he's been eating better and working with a trainer more consistently. Are you personally worried about Governor Christie's health or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  18%    20%    18%    17%    16%    19%    17%    20%
No                   80     79     79     80     83     77     81     76
DK/NA                 2      1      2      2      1      3      1      4
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yes                  18%    17%    21%    16%    18%
No                   77     81     78     82     79
DK/NA                 4      1      1      2      3
 

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