|Ren Benavidez |||Oct 06, 2014 08:10 AM EDT|
(Photo : REUTERS) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is not at the bottom of the polls, but there is a growing uncertainty about him.
In a recent poll Quinnipian conducted, it revealed that the governor's disapproval rating was at its highest since 2011, with 45 percent of registered voters who said that they did not approve of his job performance.
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In June 2011, the governor's disapproval rating was at 44 percent.
About 46 percent of registered voters said they liked Christie's performance, but the number of those did not have an opinion of him is rising.
In addition, the latest poll conducted by the Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press showed that 46 percent of registered voters liked how the governor did his job, while 42 percent disliked it.
Similar to Quinnipian's poll, the number of those who say that they didn't have an opinion of him was increasing.
Patrick Murray, director of Monmouth University Polling Institute, told Michael Symons that Christie's numbers were dropping, while the number of people who do not have an opinion on him has increased.
"[It is] typical of a candidate who is only beginning in a political career," Murray added, explaining the high number of people who were unsure about a candidate.
"Right now, the result has a lot to do with all the presidential buzz."
As the 2016 presidential election nears, people are also beginning to criticize the governor.
One of the most common criticisms hurled against Christie is his presence in other states than in New Jersey. Critics always ask why Christie does not stay home and perform the responsibilities he was expected to do as an elected public official.
The governors visit in different states is usually in relation to his role as the chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
He helps campaign for his fellow Republicans to get elected or re-elected.
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