Are you scared? One teacher told Gov. Chris Christie on Monday that she is. And it is the governor she is scared of.
According to a report by the Gannett Statehouse Bureau, a woman who did not share her name told Christie at a townhall meeting that “I’m a teacher on maternity leave, and I was scared to death to talk to you." When asked by Christie why that was, she answered it's because he scares her.
Do you agree? It's been well documented the back-and-forth between Christie and the NJEA. Christie has been quoted and videotaped shouting at and down teachers and other New Jersey residents at other town hall meetings.
However, Christie has noted that the teachers union has come after him hard, spending millions in advertisements attacking him. In the report, Christie says he'd like for both parties to be more civil.
We want to know what you think? Does the tone the governor take at town hall meetings and elsewhere scare you? Or do you think it has its place? Vote in our poll, and tell us why you voted that way in the comments.
Editor's Note: This poll appears on multiple Patch sites in Morris, Somerset and Sussex counties. The comments you see may not be by residents of your specific town.