President Obama’s favorably rating among New Jersey voters has improved by 8 percent in the past three months to 52 percent, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Friday. Thirty-seven percent view him unfavorably.
However, the Nov. 8 legislative elections uncovered some risk for Obama: those who actually voted are slightly less positive, with 50 percent favorable and 41 percent unfavorable.
While New Jerseyans generally like the president, his job performance is much weaker – only 37 percent of respondents grade him “A” or “B” and 32 percent assign a “D” or “F.”
In contrast, Gov. Chris Christie gets higher ratings from those who voted and has substantially better job performance numbers than the president: 46 percent grade the governor A or B, while 30 percent assign a D or F.
While 49 percent of voters view Christie favorably, 54 percent of actual voters feel positive about him. The governor is viewed unfavorably by 37 percent of registered and 36 percent of actual voters.