Poll: Christie's approval in New Jersey surges, up 10 points since May

A Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released this morning shows 54 percent of New Jersey voters approve of Christie’s performance, while 36 percent disapprove. That’s up from a 44 percent even split in May.

The number is the highest approval rating Christie has gotten in a Fairleigh Dickinson poll, although his disapproval ratings were lower early in his term, when many many voters had not formed an opinion.

“The spring budget battles at every level – municipal, county, and state – hurt the governor,” said poll director Peter Woolley. “But he got a big win on pension and benefits reform in June, and weathered Hurricane Irene in August.”http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif