Fifty-four percent of New Jersey voters approve of Gov. Chris Christie, according to a poll released today that was conducted in the immediate aftermath of HurricaneObama is averse to confrontation? Huh?
The poll of 1,000 likely voters, conducted on August 30 for the Kean University Center for History, Politics and Policy, found 54 percent approve of the governor’s performance while 44 percent disapprove.
President Obama fares similarly among New Jersey voters, with 53 percent approving and 44 percent disapproving
“President Obama has tried to be a conciliator, somebody who seems averse to confrontation, yet his negatives are as high as Governor Christie, who clearly relishes confrontation and gives the appearance of not caring whether people like him or not,” said Terry Golway, director of the center.
Argue with them. Get in their face!
And what exactly was that cheap stunt this week where he tried to bigfoot the GOP debate? That seemed awfully confrontational to most observers. I also suppose urging supporters to bring a gun to a knife fight if merely a reflection of someone always looking to play the role of conciliator?
One very positive note from the poll. Christie is far more popular with independents than Obama is.
Among voters not affiliated with either major party, Christie does better. Fifty-seven percent of unaffiliated voters approved of the governor’s performance, while 42 percent approved of Obama’s.I wonder if it's occurred to Mr. Golway that people appreciate Christie's "confrontational" candor in lieu of some poll-tested, mealy-mouthed drivel spoken off a teleprompter?