New Jersey: Chris Christie Approval Down 15 Points Since December

December approval 65%
Today 50%
9-in-10 New Jersey residents following Bridgegate

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s approval continues to sink in his state amid ongoing questions about his administration’s involvement in bridge closures, a new poll shows, with more than nine in 10 New Jersey residents following the story.

Christie’s approval stands at 50 percent to 44 percent among New Jersey residents, according to a Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll released Monday.

His approval number is down 9 points since last month and down 15 points from December, before news broke about emails and messages tying members of his staff and inner circle to September lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.

At the same time, the number of New Jerseyans viewing Christie unfavorably has also grown. Voters barely view him favorably, 42 percent to 37 percent, down from a 44 percent to 28 percent favorable rating he enjoyed in January and a significant drop from his February 2013 record-high mark of 70 percent to 19 percent.

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New Jerseyans say Christie is running for Prez

4. Do you think Chris Christie is more concerned with governing the state of New Jersey or more concerned about his own political future?

5. Do you think Chris Christie is planning to run for president in 2016, or not?