Chris Christie approval ratings: Low.

Chris Christie’s New Jersey Approval Rating Is at an All-Time Low

Chris Christie’s New Jersey Approval Rating Is at an All-Time Low

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April 20 2015 9:24 AM

Chris Christie’s New Jersey Approval Rating Is at an All-Time Low

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Chris Christie at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire, on April 17.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been conducting himself in recent days like a potential candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential ticket, traveling to New Hampshire to give speeches and make appearances. Citing a Quinnipiac University poll, though, Politico reports that Christie’s popularity in his own home state is currently at an all-time low.

Garden State voters disapprove of the job Christie is doing as governor — 56 percent to 38 percent. The numbers mark his lowest Quinnipiac approval rating ever, as well as the worst rating for any governor this year in states surveyed by the university.
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Perhaps even worse:

Voters dinged Christie’s 2016 aspirations as well, with 65 percent saying he would not make a good president, compared with 29 percent who think he would.

Christie’s standing in national polls is, for the moment, less dire. He’s running fourth among 2016 Republicans in recent Reuters/Ipsos polling, while a Gallup poll found that he was well-known nationally and had a positive net favorability rating among potential general election voters. (At plus 1 percent, though, his net rating was just barely in the black.)