Christie’s job approval rating hits new low in New Jersey
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R-N.J.) job approval rating has hit a new low in his home state, according to a Farleigh Dickinson University poll released on Tuesday.

According to the survey, only 30 percent said they approve of the job Christie is doing, against 55 percent who said they disapprove. That’s a big drop from the same poll in April, when 36 percent said they approved of the job he was doing, against 50 percent who said they disapprove.

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Christie’s job approval rating has been on a steady decline for months and was last above water in September of 2014.

Christie has been gearing up for a run at the Republican presidential nomination and has been spending a considerable chunk of time courting voters outside of New Jersey.

Still, Christie’s efforts to woo Republican primary voters outside of his home state have yet to pay dividends.

In many national surveys, Christie routinely has among the lowest favorability ratings and is close to the top of the list of candidates Republicans say they won’t even consider voting for.

According to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, Christie is in eighth place in the GOP field, taking 4.5 percent support nationally.

“The good news is that none of his potential presidential opponents have emerged with a decisive lead yet,” said Krista Jenkins, professor of political science and director of the poll. “The bad news is that he is the governor in a state where a sizable majority give a thumbs down to his leadership.”

Still, Christie’s favorability rating is positive in New Jersey, with 47 percent saying they have a favorable view of him, against 46 percent who view him unfavorably.

The FDU poll of 792 registered voters was conducted between June 15 and June 21 and has a 3.7 percentage point margin of error.