Christie Is Becoming Part Of NJ’s Identity

Gov. Chris Christie

STATE – Gov. Chris Christie is more closely associated with New Jersey than Bon Jovi or Bruce Springsteen, according to a newly-released national poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.

When asked “what comes to mind when you think about New Jersey,” the number one answer was “New York” or “next to New York.” The “shore” or “ocean” or “beach” is No. 2.


But Christie came in at No. 8, becoming the first person to break in to the top eight answers in the poll’s history.

“Who’s the Boss now?” asked Peter Woolley, director of the poll. “I was surprised because no person has ever had enough mentions to make the list — not Sinatra, not Springsteen, not Tony Soprano and not even Snooki.”

The Fairleigh Dickinson University poll of 711 adults nationwide was conducted by telephone using both landlines and cell phones from March 21 through March 27, and has a margin of error of +/-4 percentage points.

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