TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A new poll shows a majority of voters approve of the job Republican Gov. Chris Christie is doing, but they want Democrats to stay in control of the Legislature.
The same sample says it wants Democrats to control the Assembly and Senate after the November elections by a margin of 41-36 percent.
Pollster Peter Woolley says it’ll be difficult for Republicans to translate support for Christie into legislative gains because a new district map and voter registration numbers favor Democrats.
The telephone poll of 711 registered voters was conducted March 29-April 4, and has an error margin of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
A recent poll showed Christie would pose a significant challenge to President Barack Obama in 2012. Christie has repeatedly said he won’t seek the White House this election cycle.
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