Chris Christie approval soars post-Sandy

Rachel Rose Hartman
November 27, 2012

New Jersey voters rate Gov. Chris Christie higher than any other New Jersey governor in Quinnipiac University's polling history, the polling institute reported on Tuesday.

Registered voters gave Christie a 72 percent approval rating, according to a poll taken Nov. 19-25 after superstorm Sandy. Fifty-nine percent of the poll's respondents said Christie's response to Sandy was "excellent," and 36 percent rated his response "good." A breakdown of Democrats shows they felt similarly: 57 percent said the governor's response was "excellent," and 36 percent rated it "good."

Christie officially filed for re-election on Monday, permitting him to begin raising money and campaigning for the 2013 race.

The poll's margin of error was plus or minus 2.4 percentage points.