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News & Notes: Christie's approval rating slides following Bridgegate

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s job approval among the residents of the state has dropped 15 points since the Bridgegate Scandal, according to Monday’s Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll.

Christie is also an ex officio member of the University’s Board of Trustees.

The poll shows that 61 percent of the residents who have been following the Bridgegate story believe that the governor is not being completely honest about denying any knowledge about the incident, and 50 percent think that the governor was personally involved in the scandal.

The governor’s personal rating has also dropped significantly from 70 percent of respondents being in favor of Christie last year to 44 percent saying they are in favor of him this year.

Since the scandal, Christie has kept a low profile. During the National Governors Association winter meeting last week, Christie has been avoiding the press, and he returned home early, missing the annual dinner at the White House and a meeting with President Barack Obama.

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