New poll numbers for Christie

A new poll shows that Christie is supported by 44 percent of those polled and not supported by 42 percent … That’s about what you would expect, don’t you think?

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Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

18 Responses to New poll numbers for Christie

  1. Tea Party voter says:

    poll for the governor now means nothing. He seems to want to put NJ back on track and he could care less about reelection. I think his actions so far is proof that I am correct. He had plenty of opportunities to play politics, but did not. I think he is sincere. The NJEA is upset, that is good for this State. Having said all that, his bullying charge is not good for him. He does need to come across smoother.

  2. P says:

    The poll’s headline says it all “Voters Split on Christie, But Not on His Proposals.”

    http://publicmind.fdu.edu/split/final.pdf

    This puts Dems in a quandary because the also realize that Christie’s policies are very popular and that if they strongly oppose them they will be the ones that the public focuses their anger on. So they’ll try to trash Christie for his “ends justifies he means” approach, but in the end, they’ll have to either follow the governor’s lead or get run over by the Christie bandwagon.

    As for the favorable/unfavorable numbers –

    Republicans – 69/18
    Independents – 53/25
    Democrats – 19/65

    and Job Approval –

    Rep- 70%
    Ind – 56%
    Dem – 24%

    If I was Christie, I’d be very happy with that breakdown.

  3. Tea Party voter says:

    great analyis P Thank you.

  4. Hey Tea Party voter — Sucking up to P will no longer be allowed

  5. P says:

    Yeah TPV, where do you think you are, the USA?? Wrong, Morris Politics is more like Pravda under the old Soviet Union and Fred is the head propagandist (oops, meant to say “Managing Editor”).

    ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. nderTea Party voter says:

    why is there no blog about the “hotly” contested Freeholder race? Do the incumbents advertise in the DR? Talk about Pravda. Wonder who will get endorsed by DR?

  7. Because I am only one person — Also, we had both an EDITORIAL and a COLUMN about the freeloaders in the paper today … It’s on-line as well

  8. nderTea Party voter says:

    ooooops, must be loosing it. Thanks FRed, This an official suck up!

  9. P says:

    Wow, Fred called them FreeLOADERS. About sums it up.

  10. Dan Grant says:

    Where do those Party approval numbers come from. Republicans have largely been a do nothing Party. The last Republican that did anything good at all was Tom Kean (Sr. that is.)

  11. P says:

    Those are Christie’s approval numbers broken down by party (read the poll, I supplied the link). He’s hardly been a “do nothing” governor. In fact, in NJ, both parties have mainly supported the status quo for a long time – more taxes, more government programs, more public sector employees . . . (i.e., The Road to Ruin).

  12. Dan Grant says:

    P What Christie has done is exactly what Conservatives love to do. He attacked education and raised local property taxes. Education is the ladder that poor people use to climb to the middleclass. He will not be judged well in the future. This is a case of be careful what you wish for.

  13. P says:

    1.) Christie didn’t “attack” education (although you and the NJEA keep spouting that Ad hominem attack line), he cut state aid to school districts in line with the reductions in revenue from the Income Tax and a portion of the Sales Tax. These are reductions that Corzine would have had to do last year except he got over $1B in stimulus money to spare him that tough decision in an election year, what a coincidence.

    2.) He didn’t raise property taxes, your local municipal government and school board did.

    And as for the public education system, I believe if you go to your local schools in September you will not find them burnt to the ground or bereft of teachers and staff. There may be a few less people working, especially if you local NJEA union refused to accept a wage freeze, but it won’t be as bad as many corporations, which lost people, salary increases and benefits. Life will go on and the kids will still receive a top-notch education.

    It’s sad that anyone had to lose their job, but it’s about time that the public sector started to live under the same economic system as the private sector.

    In the future, it also might be smart idea to salt away a few bucks during the good times instead of using every nickel that comes in the door as tax revenues surge when times are great.

  14. Dan Grant says:

    “Living under the rules of the private sector.” The private sector gets the advantage of years of profit and loss based on their products and services. The public sector produces a product that can’t be measured that way. It has always been a conservative idea that the many should suffer for the benefit of the few and blaming people for joining together is something that conservatives do out of either malice or fear. It is easy to inflame uncertain people against an enemy that is struggling just like they are. We ought to have reached the point in civilization the we understand that things like education and healthcare ought not be part of a “free market” business system but rather the rights of all people regardless of status.

  15. P says:

    First, if you’re going to put quotes around something i wrote, you should copy my quote word-for-word. What I said was, “itโ€™s about time that the public sector started to live under the same economic system as the private sector,” and I stand by those words.

    As for what the public sector produces, it’s mainly a service “industry” and as much as the NJEA would like to think that they’re special, any good service sector company has ways to measure itself, especially how efficient and effective it is. Why can’t we do the same for teachers, cops and firemen?

    The rest of you post is just liberal blather – “suffer”, “benefit of the few”, “malice”, “fear”, “inflame”, “uncertain people”, “enemy”, “struggling”, “civilization”, “rights of the people regardless of status” . . yada, yada, yada.

    Here’s the key questions – Why is it okay for people who have lost their job to have to pay their every increasing property taxes whilst everyone in the public sector not only gets to keep their job, but they get a bump in pay and their free health care goes up another 15 – 25%? Why are public sector employees immune to a recession??

    This is the same attitude that GM workers had through the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s when that company was struggling to survive. Absent any real change, that’s what is in store for NJ and any state that can’t get its people (i.e., public sector union workers) expenses under control.

  16. Dan Grant says:

    Ok here it is word for word. “Here’s the key questions – Why is it okay for people who have lost their job to
    have to pay their every increasing property taxes whilst everyone in the public
    sector not only gets to keep their job, but they get a bump in pay and their
    free health care goes up another 15 – 25%? Why are public sector employees
    immune to a recession?? ”
    The answer is that it is isn’t OK for them to keep paying property taxes at this rate or for anyone else for that matter but the reason it isn’t ok has nothing to do with unions or teachers. It has to do with a state system for property taxpayers,paying 96 percent of the Constitutionally required education of the children of NJ. You want a villian and you have chosen the people who provide that education and by any measure in most part have provided it well. NJ has consistantly been rated number two in the nation in quality education. You want to attack the people that have provided that service. You think that the people who have really robbed America and NJ of wealth and a chance for a good life should get away scot free while the people who also suffer under this burden of taxes in NJ. As far as the rising cost of health care it is the “FreeMarket” method of delivery of it that is creating it. As far a Liberal Blather, I find conservatives especially middle income conservatives to be completely incapable of any rational though on any of these problems and pretty much hateful people in general.

  17. OscarDeGrouch says:

    “I find conservatives especially middle income conservatives to be completely incapable of any rational though on any of these problems and pretty much hateful people in general.”

    Other than your grammar and spelling mistakes which demonstrate your faith in public schooling, you pass judgment on people you don’t know. Do you know what the word is for that?

    Christie is an honorable, honest, empassioned man. Having him as NJ Governor makes me want to consider moving back.

    Corzine was a $200,000,000 shill for the big banks and destructive deficit spending.

  18. Dan Grant says:

    Snide comments aside, which are again typical of the Conservative thought process, The reality is that all of Christies efforts hurt middleclass children and poor children while at the same time he protects his Class. I guess he still wants to be welcome at the block parties in his neighborhood when he is done. What I find interesting is that he was a part of a reform wing of the Republican Party when he was a Freeholder and would now be classified as a RINO where it not for his falling into line with the Tea Party Express.

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