Chris Christie’s tough medicine is winning public opinion in New Jersey

…despite the union attacks

Drew McKissick
Conservative Outpost

Despite the fact that the teacher’s unions have spent millions to buy TV ads attacking his budget cuts, the latest public opinion poll shows Chris Christie’s strong medicine has won over a majority of New Jersey residents.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely New Jersey Voters shows that 51% approve of how the new Republican governor is doing his job, while 45% disapprove. This includes 33% who Strongly Approve and 31% who Strongly Disapprove.

These findings mark little, if any, change from mid-April.

Forty-six percent (46%) of Garden State voters give Christie good or excellent marks for his handling of the budget crisis. Thirty-six percent (36%) rate his performance in this area as poor.

Christie has been battling the Democratic-controlled legislature and the state’s powerful public employee unions over his proposed $29.3 billion budget, which includes substantial spending cuts in several areas. …

The article, with video from a town hall meeting in Perth Amboy yesterday, continues at

Power Line has a good four-part series of articles about the governor, “What Price Christie?

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