New Jersey residents are more confident that the state is going in the right direction than they have been in seven years. That was the message of Gov. Chris Christie as he spoke to a group this week. Christie was citing a recent poll where New Jersey residents felt more confident that the state was going in the right direction versus not going in the right direction. Meanwhile, the numbers should they significantly don’t believe the federal government is. The governor pointed to some job growth numbers and that property taxes have become more manageable for towns to deal with.