Chris Christie’s poll numbers appear to have stabilized after an initial slide following the outbreak of the Bridgegate scandal.
The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll released this morning puts Christie’s approval rating at 50 percent, basically unchanged from the February and April polls. His disapproval ratings are at 42 percent. Still, the number of those polled who approve of the job Christie is doing has slid 15 percentage points since December, a month before news of the administration’s involvement in the lane closures broke.
Despite Christie’s repeated statements that he had no personal prior knowledge of the bridge scandal, 46 percent of those polled believe he was involved, a number that is basically unchanged since April. Again, though, the Legislature takes a hit on its investigation of the lane-closures, with 58 percent of those polled saying the special investigative committee is going after the governor.
The poll of 800 New Jersey voters was conducted June 25-29.