Gov. Christie's Approval Rating Doubles To 67% Since Taking Office; His Administration Gets 'A' For Handling Hurricane

Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr. | December 4, 2012 | 12:06 PM EST

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's approval rating has more than doubled in the nearly three years since he assumed office in January of 2010.

A new poll released by Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press found that 67% of adults in New Jersey approve of the job Chris Christie is doing as governor.  Only 21% said they disapprove, and 12% said they "Don't know."

In February 2010, one month after Christie took office, his approval rating stood at 33%.  A year later, his approval had climbed to 47%.  This month, the governor's approval hit a new record - spiking from 53% in September to 67% in December.

The end of the year spike may be in part due to the governor's handling of Hurricane Sandy, the Superstorm that destroyed many areas of the Jersey coastline.  The poll showed that 62% of New Jerseyans' gave the Christie administration a grade of "A" for its handling of the storm.  Only 3% gave the governor a failing grade.

As for the governor's prospects of a second term:  The poll found that 60% think that Chris Christie deserves to be reelected, while 29% say it is time to have someone else in office; 11% were unsure.

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