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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Most in New Jersey Doubt Christie Would be Good President

Nearly three in five registered voters in New Jersey do not think their governor, Republican Chris Christie, would make a good U.S. president, according to a poll released on Thursday.

Christie, who is seen as a potential candidate in the 2016 election, has twice won the governor's office in New Jersey, where nearly twice as many voters are registered as Democrat than Republican.

In a putative presidential election between Christie and Hillary Clinton, 52 percent of New Jerseyans polled by Quinnipiac University said they would vote for the Democratic former U.S. secretary of state, including 11 percent of registered Republicans.

Overall, 57 percent of the registered voters polled said they did not think Christie, who prides himself on his blunt, sometimes combative speaking style, would make a good president. That included nearly a third of registered Republicans, 78 percent of Democrats and 59 percent of independents.

It is unusual for candidates to win the presidency while losing their home state, although James Polk, Woodrow Wilson and Richard Nixon managed the feat, in 1844, 1916 and 1968, respectively.



Beeeeee Chillin said...

As long as I get a cell phone...Who cares....

lmclain said...

Beware of politicians like Christie.
He is one of those people who absolutely know, without a doubt, how we should all live, think, and behave.
He also, like those of his ilk, is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that we do exactly that.
He would LOVE a police state.

Anonymous said...

208-Why are you against someone who so passionately attacked corruption within political ranks as the NJ State's Attorney? Sounds like you know very little about Christie. Take a few minutes and listen to his speech and Q&A session at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. It showed how "on the ball" this guy is, and gets rousing cheers( Harvard) for going after Teacher's Unions.

Sure, he won't get the nomination, coming from a very blue state, and being more moderate. I don't see the point of nominating another moderate that won't get the job done come election time. But, Christie should be used for what he's good for....a political pitbull. He knows his stuff, and can blow 95% of politicians out of the water given the chance to debate or rail against them.

Anonymous said...

He is a control freak like Obama and. RINO.

Anonymous said...

627-You're another person that doesn't know what you're talking about. Check Christie's record.