DC Decoder Chris Christie sinking in New Jersey: Trouble for 2016? (+video)

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is increasingly unpopular in his home state, a new poll shows. That could take away a key selling point for the presidency, as it did for Mitt Romney.

By , Staff writer

Cheryl Senter/AP

Gov. Chris Christie is now polling at his lowest favorability rating to date as governor of New Jersey. Just 42 percent of the state’s adults view him positively and 45 percent view him unfavorably, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton poll. His favorability rating has declined by 7 percentage points during the past two months.