New Jersey's Chris Christie has a big problem.
The blustery GOP governor's approval ratings are at an all time low in a new Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind poll.
By the numbers:
51% -- thumbs down.
35% -- still approve his performance.
“Right or wrong direction.”
52% -- wrong way.
33% -- right way.
Say the poll takers:
“Governor Christie’s budget address last week failed to move the needle on his approval rating among registered voters in New Jersey. The governor is now facing his lowest approval rating since taking office. Similar numbers believe the state is headed in the wrong direction. At the same time, however, it looks like President Obama is experiencing a small rebound in his approval in the state, with about equal numbers saying they approve as disapprove of his job performance. A majority remain concerned about the direction the country is headed.”
One of the biggest raps against the presidential wannabe, besides Jersey's sputtering economy, comes from unions, who are taking Christie to court for chronically under-funding the state pension fund.