First Chris Christie yelled at the mayor of Atlantic City for not taking Hurricane Sandy seriously.
Then he saved Halloween from the storm
Now his approval ratings are soaring, up to 77% in some polls. From the Philadelphia Inquirer:
“Not only are the Republican governor’s approval ratings soaring - 65 percent in one poll, 77 percent in a second poll released Wednesday - but two-thirds of registered Republicans who responded to a survey said Christie’s work with Obama was right on. Both polls found that more than 90 percent of respondents approved of the governor’s handling of Hurricane Sandy.
“Gov. Christie has emerged as a clear leader in this crisis, with New Jerseyans applauding his efforts, and in particular his literal and figurative embrace of President Obama in a time of need,” said David Redlawsk, director of the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll and a professor of political science at Rutgers University. “Despite a recent New York Times story that some national GOP leaders are condemning the governor for his show of bipartisanship, New Jerseyans of all stripes say it was exactly the right thing to do.”