July 17, 2012 - Christie's 'Bully-Meter' Creeps Up In New Jersey, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; More Voters Say Delay Vote On Tax Cut

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New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie is more of a leader than a bully, New Jersey voters say 50 - 45 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. That compares to a 54 - 39 percent vote for leader April 11.

In a separate question, when the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll asked New Jersey voters for one word to describe Gov. Christie, with no choices offered, 185 voters say "bully." The next most used words are:
  • Arrogant - 75 voters;
  • Tough - 50 voters;
  • Honest - 43 voters;
  • Good - 41 voters;
  • Aggressive - 38 voters.
The overall tone and level of civility in New Jersey politics is mostly negative, voters say 65 - 27 percent, but 60 percent say that tone is about the same as the level in Washington, while 23 percent say Trenton is better and 12 percent say worse.

"Gov. Christopher Christie's squabble on the Seaside boardwalk - shades of Snooki! - underlined his pugnacious 'Jersey Guy' image with some voters, who volunteered that he's a bully. But most of his fellow New Jerseyans call him a leader," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"The folks in Trenton aren't very polite, voters think, but political civility along the Delaware is about on a par with behavior along the Potomac."

New Jersey voters approve 54 - 39 percent of the job the governor is doing, unchanged from Quinnipiac University's May 16 survey.

New Jersey voters say 53 - 40 percent that Christie would be a bad choice as the vice presidential candidate on Gov. Mitt Romney's Republican ticket. Republicans say 54 - 40 percent he would be a good choice for running mate, but Democrats say bad choice 64 - 30 percent, with independent voters agreeing 53 - 42 percent.

"Politicians still gossip about the idea, but New Jerseyans think Christie would be a bad choice for VP," Carroll said. "The Gov's job approval number holds comfortably above 50 percent and voters like him and his policies."

More New Jersey voters agree with Democrats that it's better to wait for a tax cut:
  • 49 percent side with legislative Democrats, who want to delay voting on a tax cut until they see if state revenues are strong enough to support the cut;
  • 43 percent join Christie in wanting the tax vote right away.
Democrats want to wait, 77 - 14 percent. Backing a vote now are Republicans 79 - 17 percent. Independent voters are divided 47 - 47 percent.

Tax vote aside, voters approve 54 - 39 percent of the way Christie is handling the state budget.

Voters give the State Legislature bad grades, disapproving 45 - 31 percent of the job the State Assembly is doing; disapproving 45 - 34 percent of the job the State Senate is doing, and disapproving 53 - 27 of the way the State Legislature is handling the state budget.

"Gov. Christie's special legislative session provided some early-summer noise, but the result is more voters side with the Democrats wait-and-see position instead of Christie's demand for a vote on tax relief now," Carroll said.

From July 9 - 15, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,623 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.

8. 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              54%    87%    27%    60%    60%    49%    61%    24%
Disapprove           39     10     65     34     34     43     34     63
DK/NA                 7      3      7      7      5      8      5     13
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              43%    55%    61%    46%    64%
Disapprove           48     37     36     48     29
DK/NA                 9      8      3      6      7
 
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
                     Jul 17  May 16  Apr 11  Feb 29  Jan 18  Apr 11  Jun 21
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011*
 
Approve              54      57      59      55      53      59      44
Disapprove           39      38      36      38      39      36      47
DK/NA                 7       6       5       7       8       5      10
 
 
9. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Stephen Sweeney is handling his job as State Senate President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              27%    28%    27%    27%    30%    24%    29%    27%
Disapprove           24     25     23     26     29     21     25     23
DK/NA                48     47     50     47     41     55     46     50
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              25%    29%    26%    32%    22%
Disapprove           26     19     24     29     29
DK/NA                50     52     50     39     49
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Stephen Sweeney is handling his job as State Senate President?
                     Jul 17  May 16  Apr 11  Feb 29  Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 12
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2011
 
Approve              27      25      27      28      27      23      23
Disapprove           24      25      27      26      26      28      29
DK/NA                48      49      46      46      47      50      48
 
 
10. 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              22%    15%    31%    21%    24%    21%    19%    42%
Disapprove           19     23     12     22     24     14     20     15
DK/NA                59     62     57     57     52     65     61     43
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              27%    23%    14%    24%    22%
Disapprove           20     17     25     19     16
DK/NA                53     60     60     57     62
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sheila Oliver is handling her job as Assembly Speaker? (*High also 24% Jan 2012, Jun 2011, **Low also 19% Aug 2010, Nov 2010)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jul 17  May 16  Apr 11  Feb 29  Jan 18  Feb 29  Nov 16
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012*   2011**
 
Approve              22      20      23      24      24      24      19
Disapprove           19      19      19      20      20      20      21
DK/NA                59      61      58      57      55      57      60
 
 
11. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state assembly is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              31%    29%    36%    30%    33%    30%    31%    38%
Disapprove           45     47     38     49     51     39     45     38
DK/NA                24     25     26     20     16     31     24     24
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              27%    32%    32%    27%    37%
Disapprove           50     43     44     49     39
DK/NA                23     25     23     24     23
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state assembly is handling its job? (*Low also 25% Dec 2010)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jul 17  Feb 29  Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 12  Feb 29  Aug 17
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2012    2011*
 
Approve              31      33      31      30      29      33      25
Disapprove           45      44      47      46      49      44      55
DK/NA                24      23      22      24      22      23      20
 
 
12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state senate is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              34%    33%    41%    32%    34%    35%    34%    41%
Disapprove           45     50     35     51     50     41     47     37
DK/NA                21     18     24     17     16     25     20     22
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              32%    33%    35%    32%    39%
Disapprove           44     47     44     48     42
DK/NA                24     20     21     20     19
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state senate is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jul 17  Feb 29  Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 12  Feb 29  Aug 17
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2012    2011
 
Approve              34      36      33      32      29      36      27
Disapprove           45      46      50      47      53      46      57
DK/NA                21      19      17      21      18      19      16
 
 
16. 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        5%     9%     4%     3%     4%     6%     5%     5%
Smwht satisfied      43     50     35     46     45     41     46     37
Smwht dissatisfied   32     27     37     31     31     33     31     28
Very dissatisfied    19     12     22     19     19     18     17     29
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      2      1      1      1
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Very satisfied        4%     5%     5%     3%     7%
Smwht satisfied      37     46     45     36     50
Smwht dissatisfied   37     27     38     37     28
Very dissatisfied    20     21     11     24     15
DK/NA                 3      2      1      2      -
 
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
                     Jul 17  May 16  Apr 11  Feb 29  Jan 19  Dec 26  Jun 17
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2000*   2010
 
Very satisfied        5       5       8       6       4      10       2
Smwht satisfied      43      47      45      44      38      61      22
Smwht dissatisfied   32      29      30      30      34      21      36
Very dissatisfied    19      18      16      20      24       7      39
DK/NA                 1       -       1       1       1       1       1
 
 
17. What one word best describes your impression of Christopher Christie? NOTE: These numbers are not percentages; figures show the number of respondents who offered each response. This table reports only those words that were mentioned at least five times.
Bully                 185
Arrogant               75
Tough                  50
Honest                 43
Good                   41
Aggressive             38
Strong                 26
Determined             24
Bold                   23
Great                  23
Leader                 21
Excellent              20
Gutsy                  20
Obnoxious              19
Fat                    18
Blowhard               16
Okay                   16
Trying                 15
Forceful               14
Outspoken              14
Rude                   14
Dynamic                12
Fighter                12
Pompous                11
Interesting            10
Competent               9
Confident               9
Jerk                    9
Brash                   8
Conservative            8
Courageous              8
Efficient               8
Idiot                   8
Loud                    8
Opinionated             8
Straightforward         8
Approve                 7
Asshole                 7
Bad                     7
Bombastic               7
Dedicated               7
Fair                    7
Focused                 7
Hothead                 7
Loudmouth               7
Tenacious               7
Belligerent             6
Bigmouth                6
Blunt                   6
Effective               6
Go-Getter               6
Incompetent             6
Outstanding             6
Stubborn                6
Truthful                6
Brave                   5
Direct                  5
Fantastic               5
Ignorant                5
Intelligent             5
Nasty                   5
Phony                   5
Positive                5
Selfish                 5
Smart                   5
Wonderful               5
 
DK/NA                  62
 
 
18. Suppose Mitt Romney selects New Jersey Governor Christopher Christie as his vice presidential running mate. Do you think that would be a good choice or a bad choice?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Good choice          40%    54%    30%    42%    44%    36%    44%    23%
Bad choice           53     40     64     53     48     58     50     68
DK/NA                 7      7      7      6      8      6      6      9
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Good choice          34%    39%    40%    39%    45%
Bad choice           61     54     53     54     46
DK/NA                 5      7      7      7      9
 
                     WHITE.................................
                     COLLEGE DEG
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom
 
Good choice          43%    44%    43%    45%    47%    40%
Bad choice           52     49     52     49     46     54
DK/NA                 5      7      6      6      7      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+   <50K  50-100 100-250 >250
 
Good choice          42%    39%    45%    40%    38%    33%    39%    44%    58%
Bad choice           52     54     51     55     52     58     55     52     39
DK/NA                 6      7      4      5      9      9      6      4      3
 
 
20. 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                 55%    86%    29%    60%    62%    49%    60%    31%
Don't like           35     10     56     31     31     38     32     50
DK/NA                10      4     14      9      7     13      8     19
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Like                 47%    56%    63%    48%    61%
Don't like           41     34     31     39     30
DK/NA                12     10      6     14      9
 
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? (* High also 59% Oct 2011)
                                                             LIKE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jul 17  May 16  Apr 11  Feb 29  Jan 18  Apr 11  Jun 21
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012*   2011
 
Like                 55      57      59      56      55      59      49
Don't like           35      31      31      32      32      31      33
DK/NA                10      12      10      13      13      10      19
 
 
21. 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                 54%    88%    23%    61%    59%    49%    61%    25%
Don't like           40     10     72     32     36     44     34     66
DK/NA                 6      3      6      6      5      7      5      9
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Like                 36%    54%    67%    44%    66%
Don't like           56     41     29     50     28
DK/NA                 9      5      4      7      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?
                                                             LIKE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jul 17  May 16  Apr 11  Feb 29  Jan 18  Apr 11  Jun 21
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011
 
Like                 54      54      55      54      52      55      45
Don't like           40      40      39      42      44      39      49
DK/NA                 6       7       6       5       4       6       6
 
 
22. How would you describe the overall tone and level of civility in New Jersey state politics today, would you say it is mostly positive or mostly negative?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Mostly positive      27%    37%    21%    27%    25%    29%    26%    32%
Mostly negative      65     55     73     66     67     64     66     66
DK/NA                 7      8      6      7      7      7      7      3
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Mostly positive      31%    29%    23%    22%    29%
Mostly negative      63     62     68     70     65
DK/NA                 5      8      9      8      5
 
 
23. Do you think the tone and civility in state politics in Trenton is better than the tone and civility in national politics in Washington, is it worse, or is it about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Better               23%    33%    17%    22%    27%    18%    25%    14%
Worse                12      7     16     14     10     15     11     18
About the same       60     56     62     59     59     61     59     61
DK/NA                 5      4      5      5      4      6      5      7
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Better               21%    22%    22%    21%    28%
Worse                10     17     11     12      9
About the same       63     56     61     61     61
DK/NA                 6      5      6      5      2
 
 
24. Would you describe Governor Christie as being more of a bully, or more of a leader?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Bully                45%    12%    73%    42%    42%    48%    41%    70%
Leader               50     86     22     55     55     47     56     26
DK/NA                 4      3      4      3      3      5      3      4
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Bully                57%    44%    37%    54%    37%
Leader               38     50     58     43     61
DK/NA                 5      6      5      3      2
 
TREND: Would you describe Governor Christie as being more of a bully, or more of a leader?
                     Jul 17  Apr 11  Nov 09  Aug 19  Jun 17
                     2012    2012    2010    2010    2010
 
Bully                45      39      42      39      43
Leader               50      54      50      51      44
DK/NA                 4       7       8      11      13
 
 
25. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling the state budget?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              54%    86%    26%    58%    61%    47%    61%    21%
Disapprove           39     10     64     35     32     45     33     69
DK/NA                 8      4     10      6      7      8      6     10
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              38%    56%    61%    44%    66%
Disapprove           54     37     34     47     27
DK/NA                 8      8      5      9      7
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME     Union  HAVE KIDS....
                     <50K  50-100 100-250 >250   HsHlds <18    PubSch
 
Approve              45%    55%    57%    68%    47%    53%    51%
Disapprove           45     38     40     29     45     40     41
DK/NA                10      7      4      4      8      7      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling the state budget?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jul 17  May 17  Apr 11  Feb 29  Jan 18  Apr 11  Jun 17
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2010
 
Approve              54      54      58      55      52      58      45
Disapprove           39      38      35      38      42      35      49
DK/NA                 8       8       7       7       6       7       6
 
 
26. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling the state budget?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              27%    26%    28%    27%    29%    25%    28%    27%
Disapprove           53     55     48     55     56     50     53     54
DK/NA                20     19     25     18     15     25     19     18
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              29%    28%    25%    22%    30%
Disapprove           51     52     54     59     49
DK/NA                20     20     22     19     21
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME     Union  HAVE KIDS....
                     <50K  50-100 100-250 >250   HsHlds <18    PubSch
 
Approve              25%    27%    32%    31%    25%    27%    27%
Disapprove           53     52     54     52     59     55     55
DK/NA                22     21     13     17     16     18     18
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling the state budget?
                     Jul 17  Aug 12  Mar 17  Jul 17
                     2012    2008    2005    2003
 
Approve              27      17      17%     23
Disapprove           53      65      63      55
DK/NA                20      18      20      21
 
 
27. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling education?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              48%    80%    19%    53%    52%    44%    55%    20%
Disapprove           45     12     76     39     40     49     38     75
DK/NA                 8      8      5      8      8      8      7      6
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              38%    48%    55%    40%    56%
Disapprove           54     46     37     50     36
DK/NA                 8      6      8     10      8
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME     Union  HAVE KIDS....
                     <50K  50-100 100-250 >250   HsHlds <18    PubSch
 
Approve              41%    47%    51%    57%    36%    48%    46%
Disapprove           50     44     45     39     57     46     47
DK/NA                10      8      5      4      7      6      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling education?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jul 17  May 17  Mar 01  Aug 17  Jun 21  Mar 01  Jun 21
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2012    2011
 
Approve              48      48      50      44      41      50      41
Disapprove           45      41      43      52      55      43      55
DK/NA                 8      11       7       5       4       7       4
 
 
28. Is your opinion of New Jersey's public school teachers favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about them?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            60%    48%    69%    61%    60%    59%    59%    61%
Unfavorable          22     38     12     23     24     21     24     16
Hvn't hrd enough     15     12     17     14     14     16     14     21
REFUSED               3      3      2      3      2      3      3      2
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Favorable            63%    58%    57%    65%    57%
Unfavorable          16     21     27     21     27
Hvn't hrd enough     19     18     13     12     13
REFUSED               2      3      3      2      3
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME     Union  HAVE KIDS....
                     <50K  50-100 100-250 >250   HsHlds <18    PubSch
 
Favorable            51%    66%    68%    55%    72%    63%    65%
Unfavorable          25     21     20     35     17     21     17
Hvn't hrd enough     21     12     10     10      9     13     14
REFUSED               4      2      3      1      2      3      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of New Jersey's public school teachers favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about them? (*Low also 56% Jun 2010)
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Jul 17  May 17  Mar 01  Jan 19  Apr 21  Apr 21  Nov 11
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2010*
 
Favorable            60      59      57      57      64      64      56
Unfavorable          22      22      25      23      16      16      24
Hvn't hrd enough     15      16      14      17      17      17      19
REFUSED               3       3       4       3       3       3       1
 
 
29. Is your opinion of the state's largest teachers' union, the New Jersey Education Association, favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            29%    15%    41%    27%    26%    31%    27%    37%
Unfavorable          45     71     22     51     52     39     53     19
Hvn't hrd enough     25     13     36     22     22     28     19     42
REFUSED               1      2      1      -      1      1      1      2
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Favorable            33%    29%    23%    31%    27%
Unfavorable          30     45     57     41     50
Hvn't hrd enough     37     26     19     26     21
REFUSED               -      -      -      2      1
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME     Union  HAVE KIDS....
                     <50K  50-100 100-250 >250   HsHlds <18    PubSch
 
Favorable            31%    30%    31%    21%    41%    26%    29%
Unfavorable          34     46     49     68     38     46     45
Hvn't hrd enough     33     23     21     11     20     27     26
REFUSED               2      -      -      -      -      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the state's largest teachers union, the New Jersey Education Association, favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Jul 17  May 17  Mar 01  Jan 19  Apr 21  Mar 01  Nov 11
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2012    2010
 
Favorable            29      27      31      29      30      31      21
Unfavorable          45      46      46      44      45      46      46
Hvn't hrd enough     25      25      22      25      24      22      32
REFUSED               1       1       1       1       1       1       1
 
 
30. As you may know, Governor Christie ordered a special vote on a tax cut. Legislative Democrats want to wait to see if tax revenues are strong enough to support it. Governor Christie wants an immediate vote. Whose position is closer to your point of view, Governor Christie's or legislative Democrats'?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Christie's           43%    79%    14%    47%    49%    39%    49%    17%
Democrats'           49     17     77     47     47     52     44     73
DK/NA                 7      4      9      6      5      9      6     10
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Christie's           33%    43%    49%    39%    52%
Democrats'           66     48     46     50     41
DK/NA                 1      9      4     11      7
 
                     ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME     Union  HAVE KIDS....
                     <50K  50-100 100-250 >250   HsHlds <18    PubSch
 
Christie's           43%    42%    43%    50%    34%    45%    44%
Democrats'           49     52     55     44     59     48     50
DK/NA                 8      7      3      6      7      7      6
 
 

Demographic Summary