Poll: Christie Sees Post-Sandy Popularity Bounce In New Jersey

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has maintained strong popularity throughout his first term, but a Rutgers-Eagleton poll out Wednesday indicates that his handling of Hurricane Sandy has won him even more admiration from his Garden State constituents.

The poll shows that 67 percent of registered New Jersey voters have a favorable opinion of Christie, amounting to a 19-point jump since the previous Rutgers-Eagleton poll in late-September. A whopping 92 percent of all adult New Jersey residents surveyed — a broader pool of respondents than the registered voters sample — believe that Christie handled the disaster at least somewhat well. 


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