Christie on Trump: He’s never ‘gotten out of campaign mode’ as president
© Camille Fine

Republican Gov. Chris Christie (N.J.) said he is surprised that President Trump has continued to campaign at a high capacity during his presidency, saying he expected him to get out of "campaign mode" much earlier. 

“You know, I thought that he’d be a little less in campaign mode than he’s been. I think he’s never really kind of gotten out of campaign mode and I thought he might,” Christie, who chaired Trump's commission on opioid abuse, told Politico.

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“I guess it’s his judgment that that’s what he has to do but that’s surprised me a little bit," he continued. 

Christie's comments come as Trump's approval rating has sunk to a new low. 

A new Harvard CAPS-Harris poll found that 41 percent of Americans said they approved of the job Trump was doing, while 59 percent of Americans disapproved. 

However, the survey found that Trump's base largely remains loyal to him, with 79 percent of Republicans and 86 percent of Trump voters approving of his job as president. 

Trump himself has shown he pays close attention to polls regarding his job performance. 

The president boasted about a Rasmussen poll after returning to Washington following a 12-day Asia trip. The poll had his approval rating at 46 percent. 

 

Politico reported that White House aides often show Trump polls that reflect well on him, however they are usually polls on his supporters or people who voted for him.