By Lucy McCalmont
The toll “Bridgegate” might be having on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie emerges in a new poll that shows Americans’ unfavorable opinion of the Republican governor has doubled.
The share of Americans who view Christie unfavorably has jumped from 17 percent in January 2013 to 34 percent, according to a poll released Monday by the Pew Research Center and USA Today. However, his favorability ratings dropped only slightly during the same time period from 40 to 38 percent.
The source of the shift comes from those who previously said they had no opinion of Christie, whose share dropped from 42 percent in 2013 to 28 percent.
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By Sarah Muller
Another controversy threatens to overshadow Gov. Chris Christie’s second inauguration celebration on Tuesday.
Already embroiled in a scandal over George Washington Bridge lane closures, the Republican returned from a fundraising trip in Florida over the weekend to a new storm brewing back home in New Jersey over Hurricane Sandy aid.
As first reported on msnbc’s UP with Steve Kornacki, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer accused the Christie administration of using state-controlled relief funds as leverage to push forward a redevelopment plan in her city, which was ravaged from the storm in 2012.
Christie’s camp firmly denied those allegations, which sparked a fierce back-and-forth between the key players.
Here’s a breakdown of the events as they unfolded over the weekend:
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