Christie approval rating hits record low
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Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s approval rating in his state is at a record low, according to a new poll released Wednesday morning.

Christie's approval among registered New Jersey voters is 21 percent, and his disapproval is at 72 percent, according to the Fairleigh Dickinson University poll. It's the governor's lowest approval and highest disapproval since the poll began tracking him.

Christie's bad polling comes after new developments in the Bridgegate scandal. Several staffers were indicted on fraud and conspiracy charges over the closure of lanes of the George Washington Bridge, and former aides say Christie “flat out lied” about the closures.

More than half of poll respondents — 52 percent — believe there is sufficient proof that Christie was aware of the lane closures and did nothing to prevent them. Thirty-seven percent say it is highly unlikely that Christie did not know what his aides were doing.

The poll surveyed 848 registered New Jersey voters from Oct. 12 to 16. It has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.