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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:48 AM

 

Poll: Voters say Gov. Christie deserves second term (Sandy)

Source: USA TODAY

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's next election isn't for another eleven months, but voters in the Garden State appear ready to back the Republican.

Six in 10 registered voters, or 61%, in a Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll released Tuesday say Christie deserves a second term. That's up from 50% in September.

The governor, who announced his re-election bid last week, is riding high after his response to Hurricane Sandy, which devastated parts of Jersey shore and ravaged other areas. The survey finds 69% of registered voters approve of the way Christie is handling his job, compared with 22% who disapprove.


Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2012/12/04/christie-poll-election-job-approval/1745039/

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Reply Poll: Voters say Gov. Christie deserves second term (Sandy) (Original post)
michigandem58 Dec 2012 OP
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #1
LynneSin Dec 2012 #2
marble falls Dec 2012 #3
Arkansas Granny Dec 2012 #4
bucolic_frolic Dec 2012 #5
John2 Dec 2012 #6
proverbialwisdom Dec 2012 #7
proverbialwisdom Dec 2012 #8

Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:50 AM

1. He handled the crisis well...this is to be expected...

It will change if he starts acting like his old self again.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:59 AM

2. He should be grateful for Sandy - it's overshadowing the miserable failure of The Revel

I'll be the first to admit the guy did a great job handling a crisis. But he did a wretched job with creating jobs in his state. Instead of building the much needed tunnel between NYC/NJ he made a big stink that it was a 'tunnel to nowhere' and instead used Taxpayer money to build an unneeded casino in Atlantic City.

The Tunnel would have taken about 10 years to build which means many good paying jobs for a decade. Instead he tried to build a 'Vegas-style' casino in Atlantic City that was to lure young people and high spenders. Even before Sandy this Casino, only open a few months, was heading towards bankruptcy. Young people in the area don't want to go to AC to gamble they want to head to the big city to party or just to hang at the beach. It was a horrible choice Christie made and the taxpayers will be paying this one off for years to come. Sandy just put the nail in the coffin with the casino, experts expect it to shudder soon.


Details about The Revel here:
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20121130_ap_sweeneyrevelcasinosfinancesdire.html

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:01 AM

3. I think a lot of people have modified their view of "big" government and the Fed's responsibilities.

Nothing like a natural disaster over a whole region to water down "conservatism".

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:04 AM

4. He definitely got a bounce from the way he handled Sandy. People have short memories, however.

It's hard to say if the bounce will last until the election.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:24 AM

5. All Jerseyites Care About

is corporations. They watch Faux News, live in houses built by Corporate Homebuilders,
eat at every Corporate Chain you can name.

They all work for corporations.

They are largely unaware of the environment. As long as there is a tree on their street
they think the environment is fine.

They eat health food, even organic, but don't seem to care where the air and water
pollution comes from, except if it's in their neighborhood.

It's like New York City in a larger area.

It's the social issues that ID Jersey as a Blue State.

And those social issues don't play into governor's races too much.

I think Christie will ease into another term.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:34 AM

6. Christie

 

should be a role model for all these other Republican people in Government. They don't have to take orders from Limbaugh, Fox or Murdoch, but serve your constituents. That is the only Oath he should obey. His Oath was to the people of New Jersey, which even means working with the other Party or even the President of the United States to solve their problems. All the Republicans, do not have to take marching orders from Boehner or McConnell either, just because they are in safe red districts.

The President ran Nationally and won the elections based on his platform. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan ran on Boehner and McConnell's platform. You have to let the President enact the Policies he won on, or the country cannot blame the President if he can't even get them enacted. The Democrats allowed both George Bushes and Ronald Reagan implement their Policies, and let the chips fall where they would. When those Policies failed, then the democrats ran on those failures, but some how the Republicans and the media, have the notion, that you don't let a Democratic President enact anything, and then blame him for the failures of the country. That is unreasonable. If President Obama had gotten most of his Policies through in the first Term, an argument can be made, this country would probably be better off. The only solution for American voters,to end grid lock, is to get rid of the Republican obstructionism. If the Democrats fail in four years, then the Republicans can make a case of failure. It leaves one to believe, the Republicans are afraid President Obama's Policies would succeed. We will never know, unless the Republicans get the hell out of the way! This is exactly what the Democratic Congresses did with the Republican Administrations.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:41 PM

7. Emily's List and the Democratic Governor's Association may prove otherwise.

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/12/state_sen_barbara_buono_posts.html

State Sen. Barbara Buono posts ad seeking campaign manager for gubernatorial run
December 12, 2012

On Sunday, Buono traveled to California for the annual winter meeting of the Democratic Governors Association, an influential national organization that would love to unseat Gov. Chris Christie.

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http://www.barbarabuono.com/news-updates/news/2012-11-gov-christies-re-election-bid-would-likely-trigger-f

GOV. CHRISTIE'S RE-ELECTION BID WOULD LIKELY TRIGGER FLOOD OF CAMPAIGN DOLLARS IN N.J.
The Star Ledger
By Jarrett Renshaw

New Jersey, short on suspense and largely ignored in the presidential race, is about to find itself awash in millions of dollars in outside campaign money — more than ever before — and under a piercing national spotlight in the likely event that Gov. Chris Christie runs for re-election.

In 2013, the New Jersey governor’s race will be only one of two high-profile contests in the country worth paying attention to (the Virginia governor’s race is the other), especially if the entertaining, unpredictable and increasingly popular Christie is in the middle of it.

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Christie himself could become the target of millions of dollars in attack ads, since the Democratic Governors Association and other groups have made it known they’d love to beat him in his own backyard.

"It’s going to be a positive, particularly if you have a woman attracting interest from Emily’s List and other national woman’s groups, especially given the governor’s out-of-step positions on women’s issues," said state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex), who is also thinking of challenging the governor.

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Read the entire article at The Star Ledger: http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/11/gov_christies_re-election_bid.html


http://www.bluejersey.com/diary/21630/why-democrats-must-support-barbara-buono-for-governor

Why Democrats Must Support Barbara Buono for Governor
by: A.V. El-Hepta
Sun Sep 09, 2012 at 11:03:42 AM EDT

"Given the choice between a Republican and a Democrat who acts like a Republican, voters will choose the Republican every time."

I don't know who said it, but this adage certainly rings true, with the possible exception of local offices where personality trumps policy to a greater extent. That's why if the Democrats nominate Cory Booker, Steve Sweeney, or Louis Greenwald, they are bound to lose to Chris Christie next year.

If the New Jersey Democrats are to re-take the State House, they will have to nominate a progressive like Barbara Buono. Voter turnout in an off-year like 2013 is typically lower than in even-numbered years. Christie's popularity and fund-raising ability will be a powerful factor in the gubernatorial election. If there are any states in the union that are progressive, New Jersey is one of them. Only someone like Senator Buono can energize the progressives to get out and vote in 2013. It's time now for the Democrats to coalesce around a winner, and support Barbara Buono for governor.


http://www.barbarabuono.com/

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:26 PM

8. Christie has stated he will veto the mininum wage bill.

http://www.bluejersey.com/diary/22133/news-roundup-open-thread-for-tuesday-december-4-2012

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, December 4, 2012
by: deciminyan
Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 07:35:42 AM EST

Barbara Buono (on the war on the middle class in her vote on the minimum wage):

This afternoon, I join my colleagues in launching a new war - a war on the false hope of trickle-down economics, a war on the notion that paying a subsistence wage to the people of New Jersey is in any way, shape or form, defensible. A war rejecting the proposition that hard work should not pay. Today I am proud to vote in favor of this legislation and urge the Governor to sign it intact.

http://www.bluejersey.com/diary/22135/news-roundup-open-thread-for-wednesday-december-5-2012

Assembly Democrats Will Focus on Jobs for the Rest of 2012
December 5, 2012

New Jersey is among the worst states when it comes to the unemployment rate. Even as the national employment figures improve, the state has languished under Governor Christie. Speaker Oliver and the Democrats will introduce about 20 bills to address the state's jobs crisis. These bills will cost less than 10% of Christie's Revel Casino bail out. Will the governor change course and work with the Democrats to create jobs?


Less happy talk:
http://www.bluejersey.com/diary/22139/chris-christie-and-the-death-of-hope-in-newark
http://www.bluejersey.com/diary/22076/newark-an-appeal-to-our-better-angels-or-at-least-a-request-to-end-politics-as-usual

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