Monmouth Poll: Christie Approval Numbers 51%-35%

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.

Posted: April 17th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Art Gallagher, Chris Christie, Monmouth University Poll, Quinnipiac poll | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Monmouth Poll: Christie Approval Numbers 51%-35%”

  1. Reduce Property Taxes said at 10:08 am on April 17th, 2012:

    Property Tax Relief can only happen if you appeal the assessment. You can appeal property tax assessments yourself. The appeal process can be difficult to navigate because you must be able to prove and your adjusted value is not in line with property values. This requires research and expertise the average citizen does not possess. Additionally, the tax board attempts to discourage appeal warning that unsuccessful appeal can result in higher, not lower taxes.

  2. speedkillsu said at 10:34 am on April 17th, 2012:

    Yes sometimes reducing your assessment is one way ,but that is too corrupt ..you can’t use distressed sales …which is any sale that your town assessor deems distressed .Then they have a 15% cushion of mistake if your rate is say .22 and your assessed value is 574K taxes will be 12,600 but if you can prove it’s only worth 500K taxes should be 11,000..but it’s within the 15% cushion you lose your appeal and your taxes are $1,600 higher than they should be ….Schools must be funded outside Property taxes !