April 9, 2014 - New Jersey Bridgegate Probes: Whitewash V. Witch Hunt, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Gov. Christie's Approval Is Down, Bully-Meter Is Up
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The investigation clearing New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie of involvement in Bridgegate was a "whitewash," Garden State voters say, as the governor's job approval drops to 49 - 44 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today.

New Jersey voters are divided 48 - 48 percent on whether Gov. Christie is more of a leader or more of a bully, his worst "bully" score ever. The governor's job approval is down from a 55 - 38 percent score in a January 15 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh- pe-ack) University, in which 54 percent of voters said he was more of a leader while 40 percent said he was more of a bully.

Today, men approve 53 - 43 percent of the job Christie is doing, with women divided 46 - 45 percent.

Of the 96 percent of New Jersey voters who know something about Bridgegate, September's traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge, 56 percent say the investigation commissioned by the governor and clearing Christie of involvement was a "whitewash," while 36 percent say it was a "legitimate investigation."

Voters are split 46 - 46 percent on whether Democratic state legislators are conducting a legitimate investigation into Bridgegate or a "political witch hunt."

"A 'whitewash,' voters say of the investigation of himself that New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie commissioned. There's a clear political split: two thirds of Republicans agree with the report while Democrats overwhelmingly give it bad marks," said Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"New Jersey voters also are a bit skeptical of the investigation by legislative Democrats, splitting evenly over whether it's 'legitimate' or 'a political witch hunt." Carroll added.

Among those who know about Bridgegate, 64 percent say Christie did not personally order the traffic jam, but 51 percent say he was aware of what his aides were doing. "Practically everybody has heard about Bridgegate and half of voters think Christie knew about it and a quarter that he ordered it," Carroll said.

The Hoboken/Sandy scandal is less well known, as 65 percent say they have read or heard something about it. But 57 percent of those believe the Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer's claim that members of the Christie administration told her the town would not get Sandy relief unless she approved an unrelated development project.

And 68 percent of those who believe the mayor believe Christie personally ordered this pressure, while 80 percent believe he knew what members of his administration were up to.

Christie would not make a good president, New Jersey voters say 57 - 35 percent, including 49 - 41 percent among independent voters. Voters say 52 - 43 percent that they would not like to see him run for president in 2016.

"Two-thirds of voters heard about the Hoboken scandal and more than half believe the mayor's version," Carroll said.

"But the governor's job approval stays ever so slightly on the plus side. Voters don't think he'd be a good president and they don't want him to run. They're uncertain about his honesty and a lot still think he's a bully - but they give him high marks on leadership." U.S. Senate Race

New Jersey voters give U.S. Senator Cory Booker a 47 - 25 percent approval rating and say 47 - 28 percent that he deserves reelection.

Booker tops an unnamed Republican challenger 50 - 31 percent.

President Barack Obama gets a split 49 - 48 percent approval rating in the Garden State.

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez gets a 43 - 39 percent score.

From April 2 - 7, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,356 New Jersey voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 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, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Chris Christie is handling his job as Governor?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              49%    82%    23%    54%    53%    46%    52%    50%    47%    51%
Disapprove           44     14     68     39     43     45     41     45     46     41
DK/NA                 7      4      8      7      4      9      7      5      7      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Chris Christie is handling his job as Governor? (*High also 74% Jan 2013, **Low also 44% Jun 2010)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 09  Jan 15  Jul 10  Jun 10  Apr 24  Feb 20  Jun 21
                     2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2013*   2011**
 
Approve              49      55      68      69      67      74      44
Disapprove           44      38      26      27      24      22      47
DK/NA                 7       7       6       5       9       4      10
 
 
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              36%    40%    40%    33%    38%    35%    40%    38%    36%    35%
Disapprove           48     45     43     53     51     46     50     48     49     46
DK/NA                15     15     17     13     11     19     11     14     16     20
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 09  Jun 17  Jan 20  Nov 24  Jun 10  Jan 26  Jun 17
                     2014    2010    2010    2009    2009    2005    2010
 
Approve              36      19      26      21      28      44      19
Disapprove           48      62      61      65      56      31      62
DK/NA                15      19      13      15      16      25      19
 
 
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Cory Booker is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              47%    28%    67%    41%    46%    48%    55%    52%    42%    44%
Disapprove           25     41      9     29     27     23     26     18     28     28
DK/NA                28     31     24     31     28     29     18     29     29     29
 
 
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Robert Menendez is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              43%    25%    67%    33%    42%    44%    46%    42%    40%    47%
Disapprove           39     56     17     47     46     33     35     36     43     39
DK/NA                18     18     16     19     12     23     19     22     17     14
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Robert Menendez is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                    Apr 09  Apr 24   Mar 27  Feb 21  Jan 23  Nov 28  Feb 20
                    2014    2013     2013    2013    2013    2012    2008
 
Approve             43      44       40      36      51      56      30
Disapprove          39      32       37      41      33      29      31
DK/NA               18      24       22      23      15      14      39
 
 
5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              49%    13%    84%    38%    46%    51%    50%    51%    49%    45%
Disapprove           48     86     13     58     51     45     45     45     49     51
DK/NA                 4      1      4      4      3      4      4      4      2      3
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 09  Jul 09  Jun 10  Apr 24  Mar 26  Jun 10  Oct 13
                     2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2009    2011
 
Approve              49      53      53      57      54      68      43
Disapprove           48      41      41      38      42      25      52
DK/NA                 4       6       5       5       4       7       5
 
 
6. Do you feel that Cory Booker deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Deserves         47%    27%    68%    40%    46%    48%    44%    53%    44%    45%
No/Does not          28     47      9     32     29     27     31     21     31     30
DK/NA                25     26     23     28     25     25     25     26     25     25
 
 
7. If the 2014 election for United States Senator were being held today, do you think you would vote for Cory Booker the Democratic candidate or for the Republican candidate?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Booker               50%    12%    90%    37%    48%    53%    60%    56%    46%    46%
Republican           31     70      4     32     32     30     29     27     31     38
DEPENDS ON CAND(VOL)  9      9      3     15     10      8      4      9     11      7
DK/NA                10      9      3     15     10      9      7      8     12      9
 
 
8. Do you think Chris Christie would make a good President or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  35%    65%    11%    41%    37%    34%    32%    37%    34%    36%
No                   57     27     83     49     55     58     61     56     59     54
DK/NA                 8      8      7     10      8      9      7      7      7     10
 
TREND: Do you think Chris Christie would make a good President or not?
                     Apr 09  Mar 26  Dec 21  Nov 09
                     2014    2013    2010    2010
 
Yes                  35      41      25      24
No                   57      44      63      61
DK/NA                 8      15      13      15
 
 
9. Would you like to see Chris Christie run for President in 2016 or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  43%    65%    24%    50%    48%    39%    42%    47%    41%    42%
No                   52     30     69     46     46     56     57     49     54     50
DK/NA                 5      4      6      4      6      5      1      5      5      7
 
TREND: Would you like to see Chris Christie run for President in 2016 or not?
                     Apr 09  Mar 26
                     2014    2013
 
Yes                  43      46
No                   52      47
DK/NA                 5       8
 
 
10. 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?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Very satisfied        5%    10%     2%     4%     4%     5%     6%     4%     3%     5%
Smwht satisfied      45     53     38     47     48     43     53     46     40     45
Smwht dissatisfied   30     26     38     28     27     33     25     32     33     31
Very dissatisfied    19     10     22     19     20     18     13     18     23     18
DK/NA                 1      2      -      1      1      1      3      -      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
                     Apr 09  Jul 10  Apr 24  Mar 26  Feb 20  Dec 26  Jun 17
                     2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2000*   2010
 
Very satisfied        5       9       7       7       8      10       2
Smwht satisfied      45      52      52      53      53      61      22
Smwht dissatisfied   30      28      27      28      28      21      36
Very dissatisfied    19      11      13      10      10       7      39
DK/NA                 1       -       1       1       -       1       1
 
 
12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Chris Christie is handling - the economy and jobs?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              44%    71%    25%    44%    48%    40%    46%    45%    43%    44%
Disapprove           48     23     66     49     45     51     47     48     50     47
DK/NA                 8      6     10      7      7      8      7      8      7      9
 
 
13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Chris Christie is handling - the state budget?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              46%    73%    26%    50%    49%    44%    39%    48%    46%    47%
Disapprove           45     19     65     41     43     46     52     43     46     42
DK/NA                 9      8      9     10      8     10      9      8      8     12
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Chris Christie is handling the state budget?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 09  Jul 17  May 17  Apr 11  Feb 29  Apr 11  Jun 17
                     2014    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2010
 
Approve              46      54      54      58      55      58      45
Disapprove           45      39      38      35      38      35      49
DK/NA                 9       8       8       7       7       7       6
 
 
14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Chris Christie is handling - education?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              44%    68%    22%    52%    49%    41%    45%    42%    47%    46%
Disapprove           47     21     72     38     45     48     52     50     45     41
DK/NA                 9     12      6     10      7     11      3      8      8     12
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Chris Christie is handling education?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 09  Jul 17  May 17  Mar 01  Aug 17  Mar 01  Jun 21
                     2014    2012    2012    2012    2011    2012    2011
 
Approve              44      48      48      50      44      50      41
Disapprove           47      45      41      43      52      43      55
DK/NA                 9       8      11       7       5       7       4
 
 
15. Would you say that Chris Christie - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  43%    75%    20%    47%    46%    40%    48%    39%    42%    49%
No                   50     18     74     46     48     52     51     54     51     43
DK/NA                 7      7      6      7      6      7      1      6      8      8
 
TREND: Would you say that Chris Christie is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Apr 09  Jan 15  Jun 10
                     2014    2014    2009
 
Yes                  43      51      42
No                   50      41      20
DK/NA                 7       8      38
 
 
16. Would you say that Chris Christie - cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  48%    75%    27%    51%    51%    45%    51%    48%    46%    49%
No                   48     19     71     44     45     51     42     48     50     47
DK/NA                 4      6      2      4      4      4      6      4      4      4
 
TREND: Would you say that Chris Christie cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     Apr 09  Jan 15  Jun 10
                     2014    2014    2009
 
Yes                  48      55      44
No                   48      41      23
DK/NA                 4       4      32
 
 
17. Would you say that Chris Christie - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  69%    90%    53%    72%    71%    68%    68%    74%    67%    67%
No                   27      8     42     24     27     28     21     26     30     29
DK/NA                 3      2      4      3      2      4     11      1      3      4
 
TREND: Would you say that Chris Christie has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Apr 09  Jan 15  Jun 10
                     2014    2014    2009
 
Yes                  69      74      48
No                   27      23      17
DK/NA                 3       3      36
 
 
18. Would you describe the state of New Jersey's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Excellent             -      1%     -      -      1%     -      1%     -      1%     1%
Good                 35     45     28     35     40     30     53     38     28     29
Not so good          47     39     51     50     43     50     32     48     51     51
Poor                 16     12     20     12     16     16     10     13     19     18
DK/NA                 2      2      1      3      1      3      3      1      2      2
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of New Jersey's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor? (*Low also 7% on Feb 2009)
                                                             EXCLNT+GOOD...
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 09  Jul 10  Aug 12  Apr 22  Mar 11  Oct 18  Aug 12
                     2014    2013    2009    2009    2009    2001    2009*
 
Excellent             -       1       -       -       -       3       -
Good                 35      38       7      10       8      54       7
Not so good          47      44      46      48      43      37      46
Poor                 16      15      45      40      48       5      45
DK/NA                 2       2       1       1       1       2       1
 
 
19. Do you think New Jersey's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Better               19%    29%    14%    20%    22%    18%    19%    21%    18%    19%
Worse                17     12     23     13     13     21     14     18     19     15
Same                 61     58     62     62     63     59     64     59     61     63
DK/NA                 3      1      2      4      2      3      3      2      2      3
 
TREND: Do you think New Jersey's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same? (* Would you say that New Jersey's economy ...)
                     Apr 09  Jul 10  Apr 22  Mar 11  Jun 22
                     2014    2013    2009    2009    2004*
 
Better               19      33       8       3      21
Worse                17      14      42      61      18
Same                 61      51      47      35      58
DK/NA                 3       2       3       2       2
 
 
20. Would you describe Governor Christie as being more of a bully or more of a leader?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Bully                48%    15%    74%    43%    46%    50%    42%    52%    49%    44%
Leader               48     81     23     54     50     47     53     46     47     50
DK/NA                 4      4      2      3      4      4      5      2      4      5
 
TREND: Would you describe Governor Christie as being more of a bully, or more of a leader?
                     Apr 09  Jan 15  Jul 17  Apr 11  Nov 09  Aug 19  Jun 17
                     2014    2014    2012    2012    2010    2010    2010
 
Bully                48      40      45      39      42      39      43
Leader               48      54      50      54      50      51      44
DK/NA                 4       6       4       7       8      11      13
 
 
21. Do you believe Governor Christie can work with Democrats in the state legislature to get things done or don't you think so?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  61%    83%    45%    65%    63%    60%    65%    60%    63%    62%
No                   35     16     52     31     35     36     35     37     34     34
DK/NA                 3      1      3      4      3      4      -      3      3      5
 
TREND: Do you believe Governor Christie can work with Democrats in the state legislature to get things done or don't you think so?
                     Apr 09  Jan 15
                     2014    2014
 
Yes                  61      67
No                   35      28
DK/NA                 3       5
 
 
22. Have you heard or read anything about the controversy surrounding the September traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  96%    94%    96%    98%    96%    96%    88%    98%    98%    95%
No                    3      5      4      1      4      3     12      2      2      4
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      1      1
 
TREND: Have you heard or read anything about the controversy surrounding the September traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge?
                     Apr 09  Jan 15
                     2014    2014
 
Yes                  96      93
No                    3       7
DK/NA                 -       -
 
 
23. (If heard or read q22) Do you believe aides to Governor Christie deliberately caused this traffic jam as retribution because a local mayor would not endorse the governor for reelection or don't you think so?
                     HEARD/READ ABOUT TRAFFIC JAM Q22......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  64%    47%    74%    65%    68%    61%
No                   26     41     16     28     23     29 
DK/NA                 9     12     10      7      9     10 
 
TREND: (If heard or read) Do you believe aides to Governor Christie deliberately caused this traffic jam as retribution because a local mayor would not endorse the governor for reelection or don't you think so?
                     HEARD/READ ABOUT TRAFFIC JAM
                     Apr 09  Jan 15
                     2014    2014
 
Yes                  64      62
No                   26      23
DK/NA                 9      15
 
 
24. (If heard or read q22) Do you believe Christie personally ordered the traffic jam or not?
                     HEARD/READ ABOUT TRAFFIC JAM Q22......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  26%     7%    42%    22%    26%    25%
No                   64     90     44     68     63     64 
DK/NA                11      4     14     10     11     10 
 
TREND: (If heard or read) Do you believe Christie personally ordered the traffic jam or not?
                     HEARD/READ ABOUT TRAFFIC JAM
                     Apr 09  Jan 15
                     2014    2014
 
Yes                  26      22
No                   64      66
DK/NA                11      12
 
 
25. (If heard or read q22) Do you believe Christie was aware that his aides were causing this traffic jam or do you believe his aides were acting without his knowledge?
                     HEARD/READ ABOUT TRAFFIC JAM Q22......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Christie was aware   51%    18%    74%    48%    52%    51%
Aides acted alone    42     72     22     43     43     40 
DK/NA                 7     10      4      8      5      9 
 
TREND: (If heard or read) Do you believe Christie was aware that his aides were causing this traffic jam or do you believe his aides were acting without his knowledge?
                     HEARD/READ ABOUT TRAFFIC JAM
                     Apr 09  Jan 15
                     2014    2014
 
Christie was aware   51      41
Aides acted alone    42      50
DK/NA                 7      10
 
 
26. (If heard or read q22) Do you believe Democratic state legislators are conducting a legitimate investigation or do you believe they are conducting a political witch hunt?
                     HEARD/READ ABOUT TRAFFIC JAM Q22......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Legitimate investgtn 46%    20%    71%    40%    48%    45%
Political witch hunt 46     69     23     53     44     47 
DK/NA                 8     11      6      7      8      8 
 
TREND: (If heard or read) Do you believe Democratic state legislators are conducting a legitimate investigation or do you believe they are conducting a political witch hunt?
                     HEARD/READ ABOUT TRAFFIC JAM
                     Apr 09  Jan 15
                     2014    2014
 
Legitimate investgtn 46      52
Political witch hunt 46      39
DK/NA                 8       9
 
 
27. (If heard or read q22) Lawyers commissioned by the governor's office cleared Christie of wrongdoing in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal. Do you believe they conducted a legitimate investigation or do you believe it was a whitewash?
                     HEARD/READ ABOUT TRAFFIC JAM Q22......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Legitimate investgtn 36%    68%    17%    37%    36%    36%
Whitewash            56     23     78     53     55     56 
DK/NA                 8      9      6     10      9      7 
 
 
28. (If heard or read q22) What should happen to Christie if it is proven that he ordered the traffic jam or knew what his aides were doing: he should apologize, he should be removed from office, or he should be removed from office and prosecuted on criminal charges?
                     HEARD/READ ABOUT TRAFFIC JAM Q22......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Apologize            29%    44%    21%    25%    29%    28%
Removed from office  38     34     41     40     38     38 
Removed/Prosecuted   25     13     35     24     25     26 
DK/NA                 8      9      3     11      7      8 
 
TREND: (If heard or read) What should happen to Christie if it is proven that he ordered the traffic jam or knew what his aides were doing: he should apologize, he should be removed from office, or he should be removed from office and prosecuted on criminal charges?
                     HEARD/READ ABOUT TRAFFIC JAM
                     Apr 09  Jan 15
                     2014    2014
 
Apologize            29      27
Removed from office  38      32
Removed/Prosecuted   25      33
DK/NA                 8       8
 
 
29. (If heard or read q22) Do you think the George Washington Bridge scandal ends Christie's chances as a 2016 presidential contender, damages his chances, helps his chances or has no impact?
                     HEARD/READ ABOUT TRAFFIC JAM Q22......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Ends chances         10%     5%    15%     9%    10%    10%
Damages chances      58     50     68     55     59     58 
Helps chances         2      2      1      2      2      2 
No impact            28     42     15     32     27     28 
DK/NA                 2      2      1      3      2      2 
 
TREND: (If heard or read) Do you think the George Washington Bridge scandal ends Christie's chances as a 2016 presidential contender, damages his chances, helps his chances or has no impact?
                     HEARD/READ ABOUT TRAFFIC JAM
                     Apr 09  Jan 15
                     2014    2014
 
Ends chances         10       7
Damages chances      58      49
Helps chances         2       2
No impact            28      38
DK/NA                 2       4
 
 
36. Have you heard or read anything about claims that the Christie administration withheld Sandy relief money for Hoboken?
                                                               AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  65%    56%    67%    68%    67%    63%    42%    70%    73%    56%
No                   33     41     30     29     31     34     57     28     25     37
DK/NA                 3      3      3      3      3      3      1      2      2      7
 
 
37. (If heard or read q36) The mayor of Hoboken claims that members of the Christie administration told her that the town would not get Sandy relief funding if the mayor did not approve an unrelated development project. Do you believe the mayor's claim or not?
                     HEARD/READ CLAIM ABOUT WITHHOLDING RELIEF Q36
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  57%    24%    79%    53%    56%    57%
No                   36     70     13     39     39     33 
DK/NA                 8      7      8      8      5     10 
 
 
38. (If heard and believe claim q37) Do you believe Christie personally ordered the linking of Sandy aid to an unrelated development project in Hoboken?
                     HEARD AND BELIEVE CLAIM Q37
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  68%    67%    70%
No                   20     22     18 
DK/NA                12     11     13 
 
 
39. (If heard and believe claim q37) Do you believe Christie was aware that members of his administration were linking Sandy aid for Hoboken to an unrelated development project or do you believe members of his administration were acting without his knowledge?
                     HEARD AND BELIEVE CLAIM Q37
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Christie aware       80%    82%    79%
Members acted alone  12     12     12 
DK/NA                 8      7     10 
 
 

Demographic Summary

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