Poll: NJ voters split on Christie job performance

(AP) - A new poll finds New Jerseyans split downthe middle over the job performance of Gov. Chris Christie.

Public employees definitely don't like what they see. Others areinclined to view him more favorably.

The Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind Poll releasedTuesday finds 44 percent of voters approving of the way theRepublican governor is doing his job and 42 percent disapproving.

The approval rating is essentially unchanged from FDU's March 30poll, but the disapproval number is up 10 percentage points.

Public employee households disapprove of the governor by a 58-33margin, while non-public employee households approve by 48-36.

The statewide telephone poll of 654 voters was conducted May19-23 and has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 4 percentagepoints.

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