Is Gov. Chris Christie listening to the voters? The strange upside down governing style of Republican politicians is baffling, because their actions are in direct conflict with the will of the voters.
Voters are saying so in today’s poll:
New Jersey voter’s support 53 – 37% building a new rail tunnel between the Garden State and Manhattan, with support from every region in the state, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. Support is 62 – 30% among Democrats, 51 – 40% among independents and 47 – 41% among Republicans. The rail tunnel is "very important" or "somewhat important" to the New Jersey-New York regional economy, 62% of voters say.
Gov. Christie's Approval is 82 - 12 percent among Republicans and 51 - 45 percent among independent voters, while Democrats disapprove 74 - 20 percent.
So conservatives approve of Christie overall, but disagree on how he’s handling things? Yes, it’s an upside down world under Republicans "leadership," because our expectation levels are much lower for the party that hates government. Succeeding can't be the point:
35 - 63% think of the state’s economy.
The governor gets negative grades for handling key issues: 41 – 51% for handling the economy and jobs;42 – 48% for handling the state budget;39 – 50% for handling education.
And what is it now, 7 or 8 credit downgrades since Christie became governor, and supposedly "fiscal conservative" voters aren't outraged? I'm thinking it's a power thing.
MSNBC's Chris Hayes recently pointed out an amazing veto by Christie, for a bill that got overwhelming support from voters and politicians alike. Not quite the will of the people...again: