Poll: New Jersey Voters Don’t Want Chris Christie For Vice President

Men, Women Give Very Different Answers On Christie's Overall Approval Rating

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A new poll says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has a gender gap issue and should steer clear of the number two spot on a presidential ticket.

The Quinnipiac University Poll released Tuesday finds disapproval from women has driven the Republican governor’s approval rating slightly negative.

Overall, 44 percent of voters approve of the way the governor is doing his job, while 47 percent disapprove. Women disapprove by a much larger margin, 54-36 percent.

Men like the job the governor is doing by a 53-39 percent margin.

Poll director Maurice Carroll says Christie’s problem with women may be because they care more about schools. Women disapprove of the way Christie is handling education by 60-34 percent.

Asked whether Christie would make a good vice president, respondents said “no,” to the tune of 61-32 percent.

The poll surveyed 1,610 New Jersey registered voters from June 14-19 and has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 2.4 percentage points.

How do you think Christie is doing? Sound off in our comments section below…

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  • Elena

    Go, Gov. Christie. It is refreshing to hear a politician speak clearly, honestly, and with the leadership needed to challenge our “Want something free” attitudes. We will never get our country out of debt unless all of us (me included) are willing to give up a little bit. I am 77 years old, on Social Security, which I paid into while I was working. I still am working to pay the bills. I would give up a few dollars of S.S. if I had to if it meant I would help our country survive.

    • RMyres

      Elena, I pray you enjoy good health and have no reason to seek medical treatment for any length of time. This I believe will be the only way you would maintain your cozy attitude towards Christie. Be aware, there will be no Social Services available if, God Forbid, the day comes when you, or someone dear to you, may need such services.
      There is a way for you to “donate” to Trenton to pay down the debt, just as there is to pay down the Country’s debt. If you are so inclined, and do have the surplus monies available. I, ma’am, end each month without toilet paper, which times out perfecty with my running out of food with no way to get to the several Food Pantries available in my County.
      Really, it comes to “But for the Grace of God goes I…”
      I honestly, and ernestly, wish you good health and Peace in your days.

  • RMyres

    I am one of the Undesirables, trying to keep shelter and food on the table, living check-to-check and robbing Peter to pay Paul, every stinking month.
    I am moving to Texas as soon as I can gather the money together. Folks in my “class” are also defecting from the once Beautiful State of NJ, by the hundreds. I was born here, and I miss the State I grew up in. Soon, to pay the bills, there will HAVE to be a tax on the Rich, because there won’t be any of us “little people” left to suck off of.

  • Rich

    I think he’s doing a great job. No I don’t want him to be VP I want him as our next president By the way I am an independent I never voted in a primary or joined any party in the 44 years I’ve been voting

  • Chuck 23

    Chriis Christie is a disaster for everyone except the wealthy. He is a prototypcial servant of corproate interests, waging class war against public employees, demonizing teachers, pushing privatization, and of course, granting tax cuts to the most affluent. His personal style is thuggish, as he often demeans anyone who dares to disagree with him. In public meetings he has used his substantial girth to intimidate citizens who have asked him a question he doesn’t like. While he preaches responsible government, he seems to exclude himself–spending taxpayer dollars to take a helicopter to his son’s baseball game. Unfortunately, he is a common type in American politics, and has been somewhat successful at pitting private sector employees against the public sector. Equally unfortunate is the compliance of Democrats, as they have for the most part supported Christie’s class war. So much for our two-party system. Both parties support the rich, don’t give a damn about workers, and are dedicated to turning this country into a plutocracy.

    • Nrichard

      I agree completely!!! I would just once like him to try his intimidation tactics on someone who the proceeds to knock him on his fat ass!
      He has lied so much he believes it himself. News flash – teachers, police, firemen, state employees DO PAY INTO THE PENSION AND DO PAY FOR THEIR HEALTH BENEFITS! Christine Whitman should be put under a jail for stealing from the pension WHICH IS ILLEGAL and Christie should be put next to her for not only covering it up but blaming it on the people who were actually doing what they were supposed to be doing. But no one is to blame except the idiots that voted for him and the other idiots who didn’t vote at all!!!!

      • UnionsRCancers

        Waaaaa!!!!! I’m in a union….And I want a six figure annual pension and retire at 50. But you have to pay for it..Waaaaaa!!!!!!! Waaaaa!!!!!

  • Retired Pilot

    I bet the helicopter pilot always has a very hard time balancing the chopter when this gov is on board.

    • Frank D

      Neh. he just sits in the aisle

  • Mario

    He was a terrible choice for US Attorney, NJ Governor and would be a huge mistake to have him in office. He’s greedy, dirty and should be investigated himself for no bid contracts he hands out to “friends” and letting his own brother off for committing stock fraud but prosecuting the rest of his codefendants.


  • Dale Auburn

    New Jersey’s registered Republicans will support whomever the Republican Party orders them to support – and they WILL like it.

  • John Halka

    Christie is a moron I am a man and every man I know thinks he is a moron bad for the people but good at given the rich tax breaks N.J. deserves a govenor that serves all people not just the rich. They needed a hatchet man to destroy the working people and he is worthless to the common man lets get real peole in government not rich idiots that are only good for the rich and worthless.

  • Ellen

    Not alone in this New Jersey. Here in Massachusetts most voters have no use for Mitt Romney.

    • jerseyjoey

      HaHa, mitt romney is a jackarse, his famous Quote about why his son is serving America better as his aid then going into the selrctive service is a disgrace. Chris Christie and his use of tax payer helichopters to see a kids ball game is a waste of tax payers money but yells about teachers making to much money and hes saving money by cutting thier jobs and benifits, what a friggin bafone he is and republican I maybe but an arse is an arse no matter what.

  • mark

    If it means quitting his job as governor, then yes I’m all for him becoming a vp candidate.

  • Onslow

    If they do a remake of “The Honeymooners”, he’d make the perfect Ralph Kramden.

    Beyond that, I have no use for him.

  • Gregory

    Gov. Christie has the extremely difficult job of saving New Jersey from its citizens who want to get their “fair share” or more no matter the consequences nor whether they even have a right.. From my point of view, if NJ, NY, CA go bankrupt, I don’t want a dime of my tax money going to bail-out them out of their financial stupidity.

  • janet

    Wouldn,t it be wonderful if Mr. Christie were truly concerned about ALL the taxpayers as he says he is! SURPRISE public employees PAY TAXES too. No discounts if you work for the state at any level. Oh by the way Mr. Christie who pays for your medical and your pension? Who pays for the Senate and Assembly benefits and pensions? When is the state going to live up to their responsibility to pay its share to the pension system – and replace the money that was STOLEN from state employees by the politicians?

  • Jane Fourmel

    OMG! We don’t even want him for Governor!!
    Why the heck would we want him for VP???

  • Henry Coxe

    The Governor has started to take necessary steps to correct N.J.’s financial deficit. Unfortunately he is fighting a public that has been conditioned (through constant indoctrination from k-12 & beyond ) to the idea that “Big Brother” will pay for whatever the individual cannot. He is to be commended for bucking the tide of irresponsibility.

    • Frank

      As a former resident of NJ, I applaud Gov Christie for doing what he was elected to do. It will never be popular to cut spending in any state in the US.

  • Gene

    How do I think Christie is doing? He’s a bully, hypocrite, and liar. Maybe New Jersey is getting what they deserve from this pompous arrogant ass.

  • Joe

    Christie cares nothing for the middle or lower class, nor the teachers who slave working for the state.

  • nathan

    Guys dig fat loudmouths because of them are themselves. Women, not so much.

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