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Bloomberg Poll – More Than Half of NJ Voters Are Complete Imbeciles!

Home - by - June 29, 2011 - 13:55 America/New_York - 20 Comments

Bloomberg reports that Chris Christie’s favorables are down. People polled are dissatisfied with cuts in the budget.

To be fair to some New Jersey residents, they aren’t newly stupid. A majority in that poll have been stupid for a very long time. I am fascinated by the mouthbreathers who listened to Christie campaign and detail EXACTLY what he was going to do if elected, and now that he is doing it, the people who were once excited by this alternative to the irresponsible ways of the past democrat, and corrupt, governors are perplexed and angry. This is serious stupid. This is “we need a test to be able to vote” stupid.

Bloomberg -

More than half of New Jersey residents say they wouldn’t back Governor Chris Christie for a second term, disapproving of his choices on a range of policy and personal issues, from killing a commuter tunnel to using a state-police helicopter to attend his son’s baseball game.

Teachers, whose union Christie has targeted on tenure, pay and benefits, received a far higher favorable rating, 76 percent, than the first-term Republican. His favorable rating was 43 percent, according to a Bloomberg New Jersey poll conducted June 20-23.

“Teachers I know got laid off because of him,” Fred Lavin, 61, a poll respondent from Toms River who is troubleshooter for an electronics company, said in a June 24 telephone interview. “He’s not in favor of the average working person.”

Christie campaigned on a theme of fiscal soundness, and in his first year cut $10 billion of spending, including a $3 billion pension payment and money for schools and cities.

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I hate dumb people.

» 20 Comments

  1. Sidekick

    June 29th, 2011

    Is NJ made up of a mostly Greek population?

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  2. Jim Hlavac

    June 29th, 2011

    The jokes we NYer’s make about New Jersey — one, there’s nothing new in that place. Two, the reason we have tunnels from Jersey to Manhattan is so we don’t see those people coming over. How hard is it to understand “no more money”? And cutting off the booze to drunks always makes them mad. State after state is simply broke, and the feds too. And there’s simply no way to raise the taxes high enough to cover the spending. This can’t be that hard to figure out, can it? Apparently it is.

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  3. Tanga

    June 29th, 2011

    I am sure the unions have a hand in the poll numbers.

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  4. workingclass artist

    June 29th, 2011

    yeah….lame media smear…nuff said

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  5. BillyShaft

    June 29th, 2011

    Polling always has a lib slant. Only an Obama voter welcomes some random pollster asking their opinion.

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  6. A

    June 29th, 2011

    “Teachers I know got laid off because of him,” “He’s not in favor of the average working person.”

    No, maybe they got laid off because of other reasons like poor performance or maybe they had too many teachers.

    Average working people are not teachers. How many average american workers get a 3 month paid vacation. How many get hot lunch served to them during the workday for less than 2 bucks? They get paid for snow days and days off for heat, and when the water pipe busts, they still get paid. Teachers can even ride the school bus to work, when their cars break down. Do they even have reviews to see what they do all day, because most don’t actually teach anything, they become overpaid babysitters.

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  7. workingclass artist

    June 29th, 2011

    It’s just a broad spectrum attack on GOP governors and candidates. Since Liberals are the only audience for the LSM it only affects them…it’s fairly laughable…more & more independents get their verify the MSM news with the new media.

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  8. wendy

    June 29th, 2011

    I live in New Jersey, and I LOVE Chris. They never seem to find the conservative voters to poll.

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  9. norman einstein

    June 29th, 2011

    @bfh, I’m with you. I hate dumb people, too.

    It’s like they’re a whole different species. Sometimes I’ll take the time to try and explain a simple fact to one of them (usually a relative), and it’s hopeless. You can tell they’re not even listening, just waiting to jump in with one of their idiotic ‘talking points’.
    Well, when the SHTF, they can kiss my ass.

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  10. TooMuchTime

    June 29th, 2011

    @A — Exactly!

    Mr. Lavin — If by average working people, you mean those folks that make about $35,000 a year? That’s the approximate average non-teacher income in New Jersey. The average teacher income in New Jersey is a paltry $62,000! (As of 2009).

    Mr. Lavin — Please STFU until you understand what an average working person is. Try Google, you schmuck. If you think being paid about $30k more per year than everyone else, somehow makes you “average,” then you need to get off of the kool-aid only diet.

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  11. Phil E. Buster

    June 29th, 2011

    Could be a blessing in disguise. Maybe now he’ll run for president?

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  12. fb

    June 29th, 2011

    I also live in NJ and the top of the scale wages are in excess of $100,000, to teach gym.

    Great work if you can get it. In NJ they can pick up a second pension by working as life guards during the summer.

    They do it for the kids.

    Yeah

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  13. Tim

    June 29th, 2011

    Imbeciles in Joisey? Stop the Presses!

    Mssrs Hat and Einstein,
    If you hate dumb people, you must have a great deal of hate in your hearts, cause there are prolly 6 billion dummies on Earth.

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  14. bucketman

    June 29th, 2011

    The problem is the New Yorkers who move here and vote here.The Jersey shore show all New Yorkers.

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  15. bucketman

    June 29th, 2011

    The other problem is we don’t have much local news.It’s all New York or Philly based.

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  16. Yowsa!

    June 29th, 2011

    On the slim possibility that the poll has any credibility, it shows one thing: the percentages reflect the fact that NJ’s unbelievably high property (and other sundry) taxes have driven out anyone with a higher than average IQ that could vacate the state.

    Politics must work at the local level. And if Christie can’t get support in his home state, what makes you think he can pull it off nationally?

    We’re in deep doodoo. This country has cultivated a few decades of Stupid. There are alot of people that need to learn alot of painful lessons but they’re being shielded from reality by the criminal Obama who lies and steals (eg by allowing the Fed to print fiat money).

    And the people that do understand need to get ANGRY and devise a way to STOP all this. Obama correctly surmises that Americans are too civil to stop him.

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  17. dries

    June 29th, 2011

    NJ was a great state, but then they built Verazzano & Goethals bridges & scums of NYC floated here.

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  18. scr_north

    June 29th, 2011

    They’re not dumb. They’re misinformed. The MSM has control of the narrative and they are controlled by the libs.

    I personally think that on most issues Christie is a rino however he is doing a great job in trying to rein in unions and the debt however try to tell that from what you see on tv or read in the papers. All the great bits of video you see of Christie taking on the unions or explaining why the tunnel was a bad idea that Jersey couldn’t afford are not on the MSM but are only available on sites such as this.

    The people of Jersey are constantly fed stories like the helicoptor trips (with the abuse of power implication) or the tunnel cancellation (with the loss of jobs and someone else was paying meme) without being told the other side of the story.

    Maybe you can argue that NJ residents aren’t asking the questions they should but then you could also say that for California or New York or Illinois …..

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  19. Jayne

    June 30th, 2011

    Blame it all on Ted Kennedy’s 1965 immigration reform act, brought in a whole bunch of third worlders expecting something for nothing. People – they’re the worst. And then there’s a few saintly ones.

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  20. RM

    June 30th, 2011

    I live in NJ, love Gov. Christie, and take the time every month or so to send him an encouraging email.

    My sister is a teacher in NJ. After Christie took office, 79 of 80 teachers at her school gladly voted to accept Christie’s very fair concessions to save the jobs of 16 co-workers and at the same time work toward making the pension & benefits fund solvent, which is something he’s trying to do FOR teachers so that the whole pension system doesn’t collapse and leave them with nothing.

    The next day they received an intimidating email from the union and most of them changed their minds. Sixteen staff members were let go. THAT’S why teachers lost jobs — their union threw them under the bus, certainly not Gov. Christie.

    The pollsters never call me either, and I agree with everyone here who suggested if New Jerseyans are misinformed, it’s because our newspapers and the local NEW YORK news are biased sources of information. You have to dig to get the real story here. With people working crazy hours or two jobs to try to pay the astronomically high taxes here, it’s no wonder they don’t have time to dig for the truth.

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