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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — They could call him Gov. Scrooge.

A new poll from Quinnipiac University finds New Jersey voters think Gov. Chris Christie is more like Scrooge than Santa by a 54 to 28 margin.

Republicans saw him as Santa-like, 47 to 36.

Democrats and unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly found the Republican governor to resemble Charles Dickens’ bah-humbugging character.

Not everyone seems to mind that the governor is a bit Scrooge-like.

In another Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday, voters were almost evenly divided on whether they approve of Christie’s performance.

The poll surveyed 1,276 New Jersey voters between Dec. 14 and Dec. 19. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.

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