Judging by they way that New Jersey is portrayed on popular TV shows The Sopranos, Jersey Shore and The Real Housewives of New Jersey, you would think that the state is filled with stereotypical arrogant, obnoxious, thick headed loudmouths with entitlement issues. Even more so given that our current Governor fits that very description himself – all while being hailed as the latest savior of the Republican Party – and it wouldn’t be a stretch to think that this is a match made in heaven (or hell, depending on your view of Christie, New Jerseyans at large and the stereotypes on the above shows).
As out-of-state Republicans urge Gov. Chris Christie to seek the party’s presidential nomination next year, a majority of New Jerseyans questioned in a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll made public on Friday say they would not vote to re-elect him as governor in 2013.
Forty-nine percent said they would support another candidate while 42 percent said they would vote for Christie.
(Lest anyone think Corzine was in a similar boat, or “all Governors are like this”, it wasn’t until his final year in office where his ratings turned upside down.)
Maybe it is time to rethink the generalization about real New Jerseyans liking the stereotypical New Jerseyan….