Voters Approve of Christie’s Ebola Policies

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) -

A majority of New Jersey voters approve of Gov. Chris Christie’s policies on Ebola screenings and quarantines.

A Monmouth Poll finds that 53 percent approve of the way Christie has handled the issue, in contrast with less than two-fifths who okayed the federal government’s response.

Christie last month announced tougher protocols than the federal government has imposed. As a result of his policies, a nurse who had worked in Sierra Leone but said she did not have symptoms was quarantined in Newark. Ninety-five percent of voters said they were aware of the story.

Only about one-fourth of the voters said they believed that Eblola poses a major public health risk in New Jersey. Seven in 10 said it was a minor threat or none at all.