By Art Gallagher
Governor Chris Christie’s approval numbers have slipped 5% since February in a Monmouth University/NJ Press Media poll released this morning.
51% of New Jersey residents approve of the governor’s performance compared to 35% who don’t, according to the poll. Among registered voters, 50% approve of Christie and 38% do not.
In the February Monmouth Poll Christie earned a 52%-38% rating from all NJ residents and 55% to 37% from registered voters.
Today’s Monmouth Poll results are markedly different than the Quinnipiac Poll released last week which indicates that Christie is enjoying his highest approval numbers ever at 59%-36%.
One thing that is consistent between the two polls: New Jersey residents prefer Senate President Sweeney’s property tax relief plan over Governor Christie’s 10% income tax cut.
I don’t have time this morning to study the two polls to account for the difference and it’s too early to call the pollsters for comment. Anyone who can account for the difference in the polls before I get to it is welcome to do so in the comments.