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Christie Loses Support for Second Term
|Last Edited||RP Jun 29, 2011 10:46am|
|News Date||Wednesday, June 29, 2011 04:05:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||More than half of New Jersey residents say they wouldn’t back Governor Chris Christie for a second term, disapproving of his choices on a range of policy and personal issues, from killing a commuter tunnel to using a state-police helicopter to attend his son’s baseball game. |
Teachers, whose union Christie has targeted on tenure, pay and benefits, received a far higher favorable rating, 76 percent, than the first-term Republican himself, who had support from 43 percent, according to a Bloomberg New Jersey poll conducted June 20-23.
“Teachers I know got laid off because of him,” Fred Lavin, 61, a poll respondent from Toms River who is troubleshooter for an electronics company, said in a June 24 telephone interview. “He’s not in favor of the average working person.”