Everybody Hates Chris Christie

Photo: AP
Photo: AP

New Jersey Governor-turned-Trump-errand-boy Chris Christie is just one point away from earning the lowest approval ratings in Jersey gubernatorial history, an incredible feat he’s been working diligently to achieve in time for the new year.

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According to a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released this morning, Christie’s approval ratings have dropped to 18 percent. It’s the lowest approval rating for a Jersey governor since former Gov. Brendan Byrn polled at 17 percent in 1977, and an incredible drop for Christie, who once polled at 73 percent following Hurricane Sandy.

It’s almost as if his constituents didn’t appreciate that he abandoned all of his principles to capitulate at the tiny feet of Donald Trump in hopes the man might one day toss him a treat.

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According to the poll, 71 percent of Jersey voters also believe Christie should have been charged in Bridgegate, the politically-motivated bridge closing that snarled traffic in an effort to punish a mayor who declined to endorse Christie.

“Across the board we see disbelief in Governor Christie’s claims of ignorance about what his underlings were up to,” PublicMind director Krista Jenkins said in a press release. “The only group who offers some degree of equivocation is Republicans, but even half of them say they believe the governor should have also been a defendant. Past surveys from FDU have found a majority of registered voters incredulous at the claim [Christie] he knew nothing until incriminating text messages and emails were made public.”

At this point, no one likes Chris Christie—not even Chris Christie.

Former Gawker news editor

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Chris Christie is a cautionary tale for anyone who thinks that by sticking to Trump they will be rewarded for their loyalty. After everything he did for Ompa Loompa Hitler, all he got for his trouble was to first see the VP be taken, then lose the head of the transition team, and now not a single word of him being considered for any cabinet position. Meanwhile, we got Ben Carson, who aside from a few interviews on CNN where he tried to get Donald over with the public, has done not nearly as much as Christie. Yet we hear Carson will probably get the HUD job. I’m sure the guy who is the governor of New freaking Jersey wouldn’t know anything about urban development. But nope, lets give it to a neurosurgeon who has never held a public leadership role and who thinks the pyramids were Biblical granneries. This shows that just as there is no predictability as to how Trump will treat his enemies, there is just as little in determining how he will treat his “friends” aka lackeys.