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Poll: Gov. Chris Christie’s Approval Rating Drops

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A new poll finds Gov. Chris Christie’s popularity taking a hit with registered New Jersey voters.

The Fairleigh Dickinson-PublicMind poll released Tuesday shows the governor’s job approval and favorability ratings dipped this month.

An equal number — 44 percent — approve and disapprove of the way Christie is handling the job. That’s down from the 51-41 percent approval rating Christie had in April.

Forty percent of those polled have an overall favorable view of Christie. Forty-five percent don’t.

In April, it was 47 percent favorable, 41 percent unfavorable.

The governor’s popularity also sagged at this time last year then rebounded.

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