The prez might be more popular than the gov in Jersey, but New Jerseyans seem to like Christie's number-crunching better than Obama's.
Last week, Rasmussen released a poll saying that Obama would be Christie, 49% to 44%, in a hypothetical presidential match-up. But this week, a new poll shows that 46% of likely New Jersey voters give Christie "good" or "excellent" markets for the way he's handed New Jersey's budget crisis. Just 38% give Obama positive marks for handling his budget problems.
Overall, Christie gets 53% approval ratings, which is far better than he's been polling elsewhere recently -- and it comes with strong favorability numbers from women, despite talk that the gov is having a gender problem.
The Republicans see this as good news. The state party sent out a memo today to its Republican state committee members, which we just got our hands on, that offers this "Bottom Line":