Thursday, October 13, 2011
Chris Christie's approval rating has soared among likely voters since he announced he would not run for president, up to 58% in a Quinnipiac University poll, and 55% in a Monthmouth University poll. Also, his longstanding "gender gap" is closing, with larger percentages of women approving of him.
Friendly reminder for those of you who do not stay on top of such things, President Obama's most recent approval rating in New Jersey is 44% (September 29, Fairleigh Dickinson University).
So, in other words, the fat frumpy Republican is running ten points ahead of the thin stylish Democrat in one of the darkest "blue" states in the country. Is there anybody who would have predicted that a couple of years ago?
Regardless, it certainly appears as though Garden Staters are glad that Christie decided to finish the job in Trenton. Perhaps because we are deathly afraid of his successor, pretty much whoever he or she may be.
Tigerhawk - Not specifically, and not two years ago, but generally and three years ago.
So, yes, at least one person did predict big gains for the Republicans if Obama was elected, and has been saying, for years, that Republicans had opportunities in New Jersey.