Chris Christie's eight-year tenure as Governor of New Jersey has brought highs and lows. At the end of his first term, following a quick and efficient response to Hurricane Sandy and admirable bipartisan efforts in the legislature, Christie crushed his competitors for re-election and went into his second term with a 74% approval rating. At the time, it seemed a Presidential future was within reach.
At the end of his second term, however, Christie leaves office with the lowest approval rating of any Governor in the U.S. — a mere 15%. Repeated scandals such as Bridgegate, Christie's much-publicized absences from New Jersey, and public humiliations by now-President Donald Trump rocked this once-untouchable political figure.