Christie’s Ratings Tied for 2nd Lowest of Any NJ Gov.

TRENTON (AP) -

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s job approval is tied with former Gov. Jim Florio for the second-worst in recent history.

Just 18 percent of registered voters surveyed in a Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind poll released Tuesday approve of the Republican’s performance, compared to 73 percent who disapprove.

Florio’s job-approval reached 18 percent in 1990 after he signed tax increases and he lost a second term to Republican Christie Whitman. Democrat Brendan Byrne was the least popular governor with the support of just 17 percent after he signed New Jersey’s income tax into law in 1977.