TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new poll gives New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie high marks for holding the line on spending.
The Fairleigh Dickinson/PublicMind poll out Tuesday has Christie’s overall job approval rating at 51 percent.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Boy Critically Hurt In Apparent Drive-By Shooting, Police Say
That’s higher than it was in March when he laid out a budget that cut school aid, suspended property tax rebates and didn’t make a public workers’ pension fund contribution.
Thirty-seven percent disapprove of the job the Republican governor is doing.READ MORE: COVID On Long Island: Oyster Bay Offers Saliva-Based COVID Testing As Town Continues On Road To Reopening
Just after his budget speech, 43 percent approved of his handling of the job; 32 percent disapproved.
The telephone poll of 831 registered voters was conducted Oct. 4-10 and has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.MORE NEWS: On Day Of Beloved Father's Funeral, Long Island Family Says They Learned Someone Else Was Buried In His Plot
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