January 18, 2012 - New Jersey Voters Say Christie VP Nod Is Likely, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Big Gender Gap In Governor's Job Approval

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A total of 55 percent of New Jersey voters, including 60 percent of Republicans, say it is "very likely" or "somewhat likely" that Gov. Christopher Christie will be selected by the Republican presidential nominee to be his running mate, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. But 68 percent of voters agree with Gov. Christie that he does not have the "right kind of personality to be vice president."

Christie gets a 53 - 39 percent job approval rating and "B" and "C" mid-term grades. This compares to a 56 - 38 percent approval rating in a November 16, 2011, survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University and a 58 - 38 percent mark October 12, right after Gov. Christie said New Jersey voters were "stuck" with him because he wasn't running for president.

In today's survey, approval is 87 - 9 percent among Republicans and 54 - 37 percent among independent voters while Democrats disapprove 64 - 25 percent. Men approve 60 - 34 percent while women approve 47 - 43 percent.

Grading Christie at the half-way point in his first term, New Jersey voters say: A - 20 percent; B - 31 percent; C - 23 percent; D - 14 percent; F - 12 percent.

"Gov. Christopher Christie for VP? A majority think he might get it, but a much larger number agree with the Gov when he says he's not right for the job," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Gov. Christopher Christie gave himself a mid-term 'B-plus.' But New Jersey voters are evenly split as about half give him an 'A' or 'B,' while half give him a 'C' or worse. His overall job approval holds just above 50 percent and 55 percent of New Jerseyans like him personally," Carroll said.

Christie's out-of-state campaigning for Republican front-runner Mitt Romney makes no difference to the way 65 percent of New Jersey voters think of their governor, while 7 percent think more favorably of him because of this campaigning and 27 percent, including 37 percent of Democrats, think less favorably. Race for President, U.S. Senate

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leads the Republican presidential primary pack with 41 percent, followed by 15 percent for former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, 14 percent for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, 12 percent for Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul and 2 percent for Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

President Barack Obama tops Romney 48 - 38 percent, including 42 - 36 percent among independent voters.

New Jersey voters give Obama a split 49 - 48 percent job approval rating and say 49 - 46 percent he deserves to be reelected.

"President Barack Obama's job approval in blue New Jersey is anemic, to say the least, but he's doing better than the other guys, and that's what counts. Let's see what shapes up once the Republicans rally around one candidate," Carroll said.

New Jersey voters say 45 - 38 percent that U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez deserves reelection and give him a 42 - 39 percent job approval rating. Menendez beats an unnamed Republican challenger 46 - 35 percent. These numbers are largely unchanged for months.

Voters give U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg a split 42 - 43 percent job approval rating.

"Sen. Robert Menendez's numbers are tepid, but voters prefer him to a generic Republican," Carroll said.

From January 10 - 16, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,460 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. The survey includes 464 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.6 percentage points.

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. (If Registered Republican) If the Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were: Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED REPUBLICANS........
                                          TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Perry                 2%     1%     3%     -      2%
Gingrich             14     16     11     24     11
Romney               40     41     38     34     43
Santorum             14     13     14     25     10
Paul                 12     15      8     12     12
Huntsman              4      4      3      1      5
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      -      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      -      5      -      4
DK/NA                13      8     19      5     13
 
TREND: (If Registered Republican)If the Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were: Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman, for whom would you vote? (2011 wording referenced "2012 election")
                     REGISTERED REPUBLICANS
                     Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 13
                     2012    2011    2011
 
Perry                 2       3       7
Gingrich             14      22       5
Romney               40      29      28
Santorum             14       1       1
Paul                 12       6      11
Huntsman              4       4       2
Bachmann             na       3       4
Cain                 na      12      17
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -       2       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       2       2
DK/NA                13      16      18
 
 
1a. (If voting for Huntsman q1) Who is your second choice? (Recalculated primary vote without Huntsman using second choice question)
                     REGISTERED REPUBLICANS WITHOUT HUNTSMAN
                                          TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Perry                 2%     1%     3%     -      2%
Gingrich             14     17     11     24     11
Romney               41     43     39     34     45
Santorum             15     15     14     25     12
Paul                 12     15      9     12     13
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      -      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      -      5      -      4
DK/NA                13      8     19      5     13
 
 
2. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Obama                48%     5%    88%    42%    46%    49%    37%    94%
Romney               38     88      3     36     40     37     49      -
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      -      3      3      -      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      3      1      6      4      4      4      -
DK/NA                 9      3      8     12      8     10      8      6
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Obama                67%    49%    39%    50%    35%
Romney               21     38     49     34     50
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      1      1      4
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      4      2      5      3
DK/NA                 7      7     10     10      9
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote? (2011 wording referenced "2012 election")
                     Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 13
                     2012    2011    2011
                                    
Obama                48      49      47
Romney               38      40      41 
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       2       2 
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4       3       3 
DK/NA                 9       7       7 
 
 
3. 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              53%    87%    25%    54%    60%    47%    61%    24%
Disapprove           39      9     64     37     34     43     32     66
DK/NA                 8      4     11      9      6     11      7     10
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              35%    56%    62%    48%    60%
Disapprove           55     36     26     44     34
DK/NA                10      8     11      9      6
 
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
                     Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 12  Aug 17  Jun 21  Oct 12  Jun 21
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011*
                             
Approve              53      56      58      47      44      58      44
Disapprove           39      38      38      46      47      38      47
DK/NA                 8       6       4       7      10       4      10
 
 
4. 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%    26%    29%    30%    23%    27%    31%
Disapprove           26     23     27     27     29     23     26     19
DK/NA                47     49     47     44     41     54     46     50
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              26%    27%    27%    26%    27%
Disapprove           20     27     26     29     27
DK/NA                54     46     47     46     46
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Stephen Sweeney is handling his job as State Senate President?
                     Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 12
                     2012    2011    2011
 
Approve              27      23      23
Disapprove           26      28      29
DK/NA                47      50      48
 
 
5. 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              24%    21%    28%    25%    24%    25%    23%    35%
Disapprove           20     21     20     21     26     15     21     15
DK/NA                55     58     53     54     50     60     57     50
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              32%    26%    25%    19%    21%
Disapprove           14     23     20     18     22
DK/NA                54     51     55     63     56
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sheila Oliver is handling her job as Assembly Speaker? (*High also 24% Jun 2011, **Low also 19% Aug 2010, Nov 2010)
                                                             APPROVAL......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 12  Aug 17  Jun 21  Jan 18  Nov 16
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2012    2011**
                                                                   
Approve              24      19      21      21      24      24      19
Disapprove           20      21      23      25      22      20      21
DK/NA                55      60      55      54      55      55      60
 
 
6. 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%    31%    33%    29%    32%    30%    32%    34%
Disapprove           47     46     46     51     51     44     47     42
DK/NA                22     23     20     20     17     26     21     24
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              37%    32%    34%    25%    28%
Disapprove           39     48     41     54     51
DK/NA                24     20     26     21     20
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state assembly is handling its job? (*Low also 25% Dec 2010)
                                                             APPROVAL......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 12  Aug 17  Jun 21  Feb 09  Aug 17
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011*
 
Approve              31      30      29      25      27      32      25
Disapprove           47      46      49      55      51      45      55
DK/NA                22      24      22      20      22      22      20
 
 
7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state senate is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              33%    33%    35%    32%    32%    34%    34%    35%
Disapprove           50     48     49     52     55     45     50     42
DK/NA                17     19     16     16     14     20     16     22
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              43%    32%    34%    30%    30%
Disapprove           39     53     48     49     55
DK/NA                18     15     18     21     15
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state senate is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVAL......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 12  Aug 17  Jun 21  Feb 09  Aug 17
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
 
Approve              33      32      29      27      31      34      27
Disapprove           50      47      53      57      52      46      57
DK/NA                17      21      18      16      17      20      16
 
 
8. 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              42%    23%    59%    40%    43%    41%    38%    53%
Disapprove           39     60     20     41     45     33     42     24
DK/NA                20     18     21     19     12     26     20     24
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              54%    46%    34%    36%    38%
Disapprove           35     38     42     36     43
DK/NA                11     17     24     28     19
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Robert Menendez is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 13  Aug 17  Jun 21  Jun 21  Feb 20
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2008
 
Approve              42      43      42      39      45      45      30
Disapprove           39      34      35      42      38      38      31
DK/NA                20      23      23      19      18      18      39
 
 
9. 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              42%    26%    62%    38%    43%    42%    41%    56%
Disapprove           43     62     21     47     47     38     47     19
DK/NA                15     11     16     15     10     19     12     26
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              48%    48%    41%    36%    37%
Disapprove           33     40     45     44     51
DK/NA                19     12     14     21     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
                     Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 13  Aug 17  Jun 21  Jul 27  Feb 20
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2000*   2008
 
Approve              42      45      46      43      46      55      39
Disapprove           43      38      37      45      40      22      31
DK/NA                15      17      17      12      14      23      29
 
 
10. 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              49%    12%    85%    42%    45%    53%    40%    91%
Disapprove           48     86     12     54     53     44     57      7
DK/NA                 3      2      3      4      2      3      3      2
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              65%    45%    44%    56%    39%
Disapprove           34     50     51     42     59
DK/NA                 1      4      5      2      2
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 13  Aug 17  Jun 21  Jun 10  Oct 13
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2009    2011
 
Approve              49      48      43      44      50      68      43
Disapprove           48      48      52      52      46      25      52
DK/NA                 3       5       5       4       4       7       5
 
 
11. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kim Guadagno is handling her job as Lieutenant Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              35%    48%    20%    38%    35%    34%    38%    35%
Disapprove           22     11     31     22     25     20     20     26
DK/NA                43     41     48     40     40     46     42     39
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              29%    33%    44%    30%    38%
Disapprove           23     25     14     22     23
DK/NA                47     43     43     47     39
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kim Guadagno is handling her job as Lieutenant Governor?
                     Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 12  Nov 09
                     2012    2011    2011    2010
 
Approve              35      34      32      31
Disapprove           22      20      24      18
DK/NA                43      46      44      50
 
 
13. 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         49%     7%    88%    42%    46%    52%    38%    98%
No/Does not          46     90      7     50     49     43     57      2
DK/NA                 6      3      5      7      5      6      5      -
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yes/Deserves         71%    48%    38%    53%    38%
No/Does not          27     47     57     39     55
DK/NA                 2      5      5      8      6
 
TREND: Do you feel that Barack Obama deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 13  Aug 17
                     2012    2011    2011    2011
 
Yes/Deserves         49      50      47      45
No/Does not          46      45      48      49
DK/NA                 6       5       5       6
 
 
14. If the 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             46%     6%    87%    40%    43%    49%    39%    76%
Republican           35     80      3     32     38     32     43      4
DEPENDS ON CAND(VOL)  6      5      3     10      7      6      7      4
DK/NA                13      8      7     18     12     13     12     16
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Menendez             67%    49%    33%    47%    35%
Republican           17     35     44     34     44
DEPENDS ON CAND(VOL)  5      8      6      3      7
DK/NA                10      9     17     16     14
 
TREND: If the 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? (2011 wording referenced "2012 election")
                     Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 13  Aug 17
                     2012    2011    2011    2011
 
Menendez             46      47      43      45
Republican           35      35      39      39
DEPENDS ON CAND(VOL)  6       7       7       6
DK/NA                13      10      11      10
 
 
15. 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         45%    16%    73%    41%    43%    47%    39%    65%
No/Does not          38     70     11     40     44     33     45     13
DK/NA                17     14     16     19     13     20     16     22
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yes/Deserves         60%    49%    32%    42%    39%
No/Does not          28     39     46     33     45
DK/NA                12     13     22     25     16
 
TREND: Do you feel that Robert Menendez deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 13  Aug 17
                     2012    2011    2011    2011
 
Yes/Deserves         45      44      40      41
No/Does not          38      37      38      43
DK/NA                17      20      21      16
 
 
16. 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%    83%    29%    58%    59%    51%    61%    33%
Don't Like           32     11     52     32     28     37     28     46
DK/NA                13      7     19     10     13     12     11     21
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Like                 43%    57%    65%    46%    62%
Don't Like           42     33     26     33     27
DK/NA                15      9      9     21     11
 
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?
                     Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 12  Aug 17  Jun 21
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
 
Like                 55      55      59      50      49
Don't Like           32      32      26      35      33
DK/NA                13      12      14      16      19
 
 
17. 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                 52%    86%    20%    55%    55%    48%    61%    18%
Don't Like           44      9     75     42     41     47     36     77
DK/NA                 4      4      5      4      4      5      3      5
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Like                 37%    53%    61%    45%    60%
Don't Like           60     44     34     48     36
DK/NA                 3      4      5      7      4
 
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?
                     Jan 18  Nov 16  Oct 12  Aug 17  Jun 21
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
 
Like                 52      54      54      48      45
Don't Like           44      40      42      47      49
DK/NA                 4       6       4       5       6
 
 
18. What letter grade would you give him for the job he has been doing as Governor; A, B, C, D, or F?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A                    20%    42%     4%    17%    23%    17%    23%     4%
B                    31     41     19     34     32     29     36     11
C                    23      9     29     27     23     22     20     33
D                    14      6     22     11     13     15     12     22
F                    12      1     25      9      9     15      8     28
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      1      -      2
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
A                    12%    19%    22%    16%    27%
B                    23     29     37     32     33
C                    29     23     23     19     21
D                    19     16      9     16     10
F                    17     13      6     15      9
DK/NA                 -      -      4      3      -
 
TREND: What letter grade would you give him for the job he has been doing as Governor; A, B, C, D, or F ? (* Included reference to 6 months)
                     Jan 18  Nov 09  Aug 19
                     2012    2010    *2010
 
A                    20      17      15
B                    31      31      32
C                    23      20      20
D                    14      16      16
F                    12      15      14
DK/NA                 1       1       2
 
 
19. As you may know, Christie has traveled to other states to campaign for Mitt Romney. Does this make you think more favorably of Christie, less favorably of Christie, or doesn't it make a difference?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
More favorably        7%    14%     3%     4%     7%     6%     7%     4%
Less favorably       27     13     37     28     27     28     25     35
Doesn't make a diff  65     73     58     67     65     65     66     59
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      2      1      2
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
More favorably        5%     6%     8%     7%     7%
Less favorably       27     31     26     27     23
Doesn't make a diff  67     62     65     64     69
DK/NA                 -      1      -      3      1
 
 
20. How likely do you think it is that Christopher Christie will be selected by the Republican Presidential nominee to be their Vice-Presidential running mate; very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not likely at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very likely          16%    14%    19%    13%    14%    17%    13%    30%
Smwht likely         39     46     33     41     37     41     43     29
Not very likely      24     28     21     23     26     21     27     16
Not likely at all    18      9     23     20     19     17     14     19
DK/NA                 4      3      4      4      4      4      3      6
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Very likely          15%    16%    17%    15%    15%
Smwht likely         27     41     42     43     40
Not very likely      29     22     26     23     23
Not likely at all    23     17     13     17     19
DK/NA                 7      4      2      2      4
 
TREND: How likely do you think it is that Christopher Christie will be selected by the Republican Presidential nominee to be their Vice-Presidential running mate; very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not likely at all?
                     Jan 18  Oct 12  Jun 21
                     2012    2011    2011
 
Very likely          16      10      10
Somewhat likely      39      35      33
Not very likely      24      28      28
Not likely at all    18      24      24
DK/NA                 4       3       5
 
 
21. Christie says that he doesn't have the right kind of personality to be Vice President. Do you agree or disagree with Christie?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Agree                68%    61%    73%    70%    65%    71%    67%    70%
Disagree             26     34     21     25     30     24     28     22
DK/NA                 6      5      5      5      6      6      6      9
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Agree                78%    65%    65%    71%    64%
Disagree             16     29     26     26     31
DK/NA                 7      6      8      3      5
 
TREND: Christie says that he doesn't have the right kind of personality to be Vice President. Do you agree or disagree with Christie?
                     Jan 18  Oct 12
                     2012    2011
 
Agree                68      74
Disagree             26      19
DK/NA                 6       7
 
 
22. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling the state budget?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              52%    84%    21%    58%    58%    46%    61%    14%
Disapprove           42     12     71     38     37     47     34     78
DK/NA                 6      4      8      5      5      7      4      9
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              35%    52%    65%    45%    61%
Disapprove           59     43     28     49     33
DK/NA                 6      5      7      6      6
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling the state budget?
                                                             APPROVE
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 18  Nov 17  Aug 17  Jun 21  Apr 21  Nov 17  Jun 17
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2010
 
Approve              52      54      50      47      50      54      45
Disapprove           42      39      46      48      46      39      49
DK/NA                 6       7       4       6       4       7       6
 

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