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Chris Christie more popular than ever
The Hill ^ | April 12, 2012 | Josh Lederman

Posted on 04/11/2012 12:23:06 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Republican Gov. Chris Christie is more popular than ever in New Jersey, according to a new poll.

Christie’s approval rating stands at 59 percent — the highest ever in the regular polls conducted by Quinnipiac University. Christie locks up the support of 92 percent of Republicans and 64 percent of independents. Democrats make up the only political group that views him more negatively than favorably; two out of three Democrats disapprove of Christie.

The new numbers suggest Christie remains a powerful political brand — at least in his home state — just as his name continues to be floated as a possible vice presidential pick for Mitt Romney. Christie has demurred when the question comes up, but Republicans are also looking to Christie for a possible presidential run in 2016 if Republicans don’t win the White House in 2012.

Christie’s approval ratings have been climbing upward since a minor blip in January when he dropped down to 53 percent. Meanwhile, his disapproval rating has been falling and stands now at 36 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: polls

1 posted on 04/11/2012 12:23:12 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; JerseyHighlander; LdSentinal; ...

No doubt that Team Romney is looking at Christie very closely. I do wonder about Christie’s health. I also hope that Eric Cantor is being considered.


2 posted on 04/11/2012 12:27:47 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Chris Christie:
Fatter and more Voracious than ever. 
 
Must be a pretty strong guy though.  I'm sure it takes some strength to pull them hamhocks apart to wipe his considerable.....

3 posted on 04/11/2012 12:29:45 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I admire his passionate speeches and positive attitude.
However, he is a complete RINO.


4 posted on 04/11/2012 12:30:27 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: Clintonfatigued

What we DON’T need is 2 RINOs on the ticket. Eric Cantor has been a huge disappointment as well. He’s another go along - get along Republican.

Both men are bad choices. However, if Christie campaigns for Romney in NJ, he has a chance of winning that state in the general.


5 posted on 04/11/2012 12:30:58 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Clintonfatigued

The Three stooges of the GOP:

Idiot Romney, Fatty Christie and Numbskull Ann Coulter.


6 posted on 04/11/2012 12:33:41 PM PDT by Mozilla (GOP is going the way of the Whigs)
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To: Gator113

More attention is being paid to the VP prospects now.


7 posted on 04/11/2012 12:35:13 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Erice Cantor? What has he done (EVER) to advance the Conservative message? Romney needs all the help he can get when he is pretending to be right wing and Cantor will be useless.


8 posted on 04/11/2012 12:39:34 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Christie is so fat it hurts to look at him

The man is good with the take-no-prisoner speeches but personally his body image shows ZERO self control. Yes, it matters. It is an obvious personal flaw, imho, and odds are he will live a shortened life for it

Luckily there is no way the GOP would be dumb enough to team up 2 northeast RINOs


9 posted on 04/11/2012 12:41:21 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy
In before any of the Christie bashers "inform" us that "he's socially liberal"

(NOTE: they'd shamelessly continue to claim "he's pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage" even if Christie stopped every single abortion in the state of New Jersey and convinced 100% of the population to be heterosexual. His actual policies don't matter to the bashers, they'll make up their own "facts" about his positions so it fits their "Giuliani clone" smears)

10 posted on 04/11/2012 12:44:47 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: Clintonfatigued

I wish republicans would quit letting the media drive their emotions.

Chris Christie is not conservative. He would be a loser, too.


11 posted on 04/11/2012 12:45:31 PM PDT by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: submarinerswife; Red Steel

I thought you’d find this interesting.


12 posted on 04/11/2012 12:47:38 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Clintonfatigued

If Romney puts Christie or another RINO in the VP slot that’s it for me. I will stop even considering a vote for Romney.


13 posted on 04/11/2012 12:48:08 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: silverleaf

Would you have preferred if democrat Corzine should have defeated RINO Christie in the last election?

Do you like that a democrat won NY-23 over Hoffman who was a good conservative but a lousy candidate?


14 posted on 04/11/2012 12:50:17 PM PDT by entropy12 (z)
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To: Clintonfatigued
If Romney want to ensure that the Conservative don't show up at the polls in Nov, all he need to do is pick another northeastern RINO, like Christie Creme, to "balance out" the ticket. Why in the world would this dud pick a morbidly obese Gov from a state the GOP doesn't have a prayer of flipping in the General? It is the height of stupidity unless the GOPe is intentionally throwing this election to the Rats.

Let's not forget that Christie Creme is one of only two Republicans to attend the State dinner for the Commie Chinese President Hu Jintao. Disgraceful.

15 posted on 04/11/2012 12:55:05 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I am often amazed that some FReepers can’t see the forest from the trees.

Chris Christie has record popularity in NEW JERSEY of all places, and he has achieved it with mostly pro-liberty and small government rhetoric. We should celebrate this. The message is resonating in unlikely places. This is good news.

Of course Christie is a big RINO (literally). Let’s keep our expectations reasonable. I certainly wouldn’t want him on the ticket, but I am content with him as governor of New Jersey. His is the best we can hope for from a state like that.


16 posted on 04/11/2012 12:59:18 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
but, but, but...Christie is NOT conservative enough, and he's fat....right?....

according to some here, NO ONE except a pristine few can be supported for pres/vicepres....

for me, Christie is fantastic....so is Rubio....so is Rudy....I like strong men and I could care less if they fit in as "conservatives" as long as they are patriots and pragmatic financially...

17 posted on 04/11/2012 1:04:26 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Clintonfatigued

Romney could pick JC Himself and I wouldn’t vote for him.


18 posted on 04/11/2012 1:14:39 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Christie, IMO, is a RINO just like Mittens. If Mittens wants Conservative votes and workers, he would be wise to pick a Conservative VP.


19 posted on 04/11/2012 1:25:58 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Clintonfatigued

How ANYONE who considers themselves “conservative” could POSSIBLY adulate this guy is really beyond me. He’s a one issue man, a guy who tried to balance the checkbook - admittedly, something unique in New jersey government, but still hardly the only qualification for a conservative. Even his counterpart across the River, Michael Bloomberg, understands that.

Chris Chistie is a quintessential RINO. He is STRONGLY pro-Islamic, anti-Second Amendment and anti-First Amendment. He refused to have New Jersey participate in the suit against Obamacare. He signed a bill against “fracking” and opposes drilling off the Jersey coast for oil. It took several years for him to pull New Jerrsey out of the coalition of Northeastern States that are a party to a statewise version of cap and trade. He ALONE of invited Republicans of political stature, attended a dinner at the White House with Obama and a repsentative of the Red Chinese government. I could go on and on about this guy.

And Romney is, I think, far too shrewd a political operative to select aomebody from the same part of the Country as he is as a running mate, particularly one as RINOesque as Chris Christie. Romney needs to shore up his southern conservative base, which is less than enthused about a Northeastern Liberal RINO, particuarly one with Mormon backgrouond issues.


20 posted on 04/11/2012 1:26:38 PM PDT by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

For once we need a real conservative on the ticket. Someone that can make a difference. The POTUS is not the only one up there.


21 posted on 04/11/2012 1:26:38 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Christie locks up the support of 92 percent of Republicans

BAM! (Hand to forehead.)

22 posted on 04/11/2012 1:27:10 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

23 posted on 04/11/2012 1:30:10 PM PDT by crosshairs (As long as there is evil, "Coexist" is impossible.)
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To: entropy12

In the last election I voted for Lonegan. When Christie was nominated, I was under no illusions about this guy, but held my nose and voted for him.

At this point, I have lost all my pride. If Romney picked this RINO as a running mate, I would hold my nose and vote for him anyway.

I would vote for the devil himself if he was running against Obama.

But that won’t get Romney elected and neither would a Romney/Christie ticket. That is so illogical is almost beneath attack.


24 posted on 04/11/2012 1:30:34 PM PDT by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I certainly wouldn’t want him on the ticket, but I am content with him as governor of New Jersey. His is the best we can hope for from a state like that.

Ditto.


25 posted on 04/11/2012 1:33:19 PM PDT by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
one gun grabber on the ticket is more than enough
26 posted on 04/11/2012 1:36:54 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Romney needs an actual Conservative on the ticket, not a conservative-by-New-Jersey-standards.

1 RINO + 1 RINO = 4 more years of Obama

27 posted on 04/11/2012 1:46:23 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Everything in this article seems to be reported accurately. Having said that, I can't imagine what any GOP presidential candidate would hope to gain by bringing Christie on board as a running mate. New Jersey will not support a Republican presidential candidate unless it's an election year of Reagan-Mondale landslide proportions anyway. Having a fat slob like Christie (and I like the guy a lot, as governor of New Jersey) on the ticket doesn't do anything for the GOP.

Better to get someone from a key state that's in play but has good Republicans in office (Virginia, Ohio or North Carolina), or a key region that offsets Romney's weaknesses (or someone from the South) .. and give Christie a position that he's ideally suited for, like Attorney General.

28 posted on 04/11/2012 1:56:14 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Clintonfatigued

A ticket dominated by northeastern gungrabbing liberals ought to be a nonstarter.


30 posted on 04/11/2012 1:58:54 PM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: Alberta's Child

Cantor is a friggin joke...he’s an establishment yes man...part of the problem. But he’d fit into a Romney VP fine because both are RINO’s anyways.

Any conservative that latches onto the SS MITTANIC better be prepared to lose their credibility and possible career, if and when Mitt loses to Obama. Who’d want to be on RINO cruise ship of death.


31 posted on 04/11/2012 2:15:06 PM PDT by gwgn02 (Newt)
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To: entropy12

what do those questions have to do with the fact that Christie presents as a man with no personal control over his own body?

I supppose a RINO addict of any kind would be preferred to Corzine, but we are talking about national and world leadership here, not who is the quickest wit in Big Mama’s house in NJ

I for one am tired of politicos I can’t stand to look at or listen to. That includes “Ward Cleaver” Mittens for the next 8 months until he gets his azz whipped by the red diaper mafia and fades away into the La Jolla sunset


32 posted on 04/11/2012 2:31:52 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Clintonfatigued

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Chris Christie goes berserk when questioned about appointment of Muslim judge:

“Ignorance is behind the criticism of Sohail Mohammed,” he told a reporter asking about the complaints that he may be inadequate to be a judge because he defended Muslim Americans who were wrongly arrested post-9/11. “He is an extraordinary American who is an outstanding lawyer and played an integral role in the post-September 11th period in building bridges between the Muslim American community in this state and law enforcement,” Gov. Christie argued, adding that he was “disgusted, candidly, by some of the questions he was asked… at the Senate judiciary committee.”

But it was a follow-up question on the fear of Sharia Law that set the governor off. “Sharia Law has nothing to do with this at all, it’s crazy!” he cried. “The guy is an American citizen!” He concluded that the “Sharia Law business is just crap… and I’m tried of dealing with the crazies,” adding with disgust and frustration that “it’s just unnecessary to be accusing this guy of things just because of his religious background.”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/chris-christie-lashes-out-at-crazies-after-appointing-muslim-judge-the-sharia-law-business-is-just-crap/

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33 posted on 04/11/2012 3:22:44 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: ZULU

I agree whole heartedly that Romney/Christie ticket is not desirable, and has little chance of winning in November.

I would much prefer Romney/West.


34 posted on 04/11/2012 4:16:55 PM PDT by entropy12 (z)
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To: silverleaf

Yes, I also can not figure out why intelligent (supposedly) people get morbidly obese, chain smoke, and indulge in illegal substances. It shows lack of discipline and ignoring long term consequences.


35 posted on 04/11/2012 4:23:19 PM PDT by entropy12 (I absolutely believe in American exceptional-ism, the Constitution and justice for all.)
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To: BillyBoy
In before any of the Christie bashers "inform" us that "he's socially liberal"

Instead they want to call him the same names that liberals call him and talk about how fat he is. They are no better than the freaks at DU. They don't have the vocabulary or intelligence to expand a conversation or debate, they just call names. It is pathetic, they are acting like 6th grade girls.

36 posted on 04/11/2012 7:49:27 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: submarinerswife; Impy; Clintonfatigued; Clemenza
>> Instead they want to call him the same names that liberals call him and talk about how fat he is. They are no better than the freaks at DU. They don't have the vocabulary or intelligence to expand a conversation or debate, they just call names. It is pathetic, they are acting like 6th grade girls. <<

Indeed. I suspect most of them are just bitter Steve L-O-N-E-G-A-N supporters who can't get over the fact the "RINO" Christie beat their conservative icon, so trash him when he does their bidding and fights for conservative values.

Ideally they'd rather have the NJ union thugs back in power than a guy who agrees with them 80% of the time. Christie isn't a perfect conservative by any means but he is 1) The most conservative governor NJ has had in decades and 2) One of the most gutsy Republican governors in America right now.

Since he got elected, their tactic has been to scream "RINO!!!" at him regardless of what he does, and they've been insisting since he won the GOP nomination that he's an evil closet liberal and no different than a Democrat. The problem is that he far exceeded expectations and has governed much more conservatively than people expected (even Rush Limbaugh is a huge fan of Christie now!), so now they just have to flat out lie and make up stories about him being "pro-abortion" and "pro-gay marriage", so he'll fit the "RINO" stereotype better.

At first I gave them the benefit of the doubt and figured some Christie bashers were just plain ignorant and didn't realize he publicly professed to be a socially conservative devout Catholic, but after he cut off funding for planned parenthood in NJ and vetoed the legislature's attempts to foist gay marriage on the state, the Christie haters here kept on screaming "socially liberal RINO!!" at him on every thread. Pretty much they'll keep smearing these lies regardless of his record. At this point their tactics are no different than I were to falsely accuse Rick Perry of being "anti-Israel" on every Perry thread because I don't like the guy.

I've noticed they really don't like being drawn into a conservation about their "socially liberal RINO" premise, because they can't back up their smears with evidence, so you're right, they'll change topics and start grasping at straws, talking about other issues that have nothing to do with social policies, make fun of his weight (just like liberals do), and just keep repeating endlessly that he's a RINO and anyone who disagrees is a RINO too and loves liberals. Occasionally they'll bring up a legitimate weak spot on his record, like the fact he endorsed some RINO, and state that it disqualifies him for ever getting conservative support. Of course, when one of their heroes like Sen. John Thune has an even worst record on the issue and has endorsed about a dozen odious RINOs in GOP primaries, they're more than happy to tout him as veep material.

Ideally they want to end debate and get all conservatives to just accept the premise that Chris Christie loves abortion, gay marriage, etc. Sadly, they've fooled alot of conservatives on here into actually believing Christie supports that garbage, so much so that there would need to be a massive PR battle to spread the truth about Christie's actual record and beliefs if he were on the ticket. Right now I think conservative cannibals would do their best to destroy him, ESPECIALLY if he ran with Romney.

It's funny, when I'm on a Santorum thread and defend him, Santorum bashers claim all I care about is social issues, but when I'm on a Christie thread and defend him, the Christie bashers claim I don't care about social issues. Interesting.

As for the rest of FR, if you can't the difference between this...
Republican Judy Baar Topinka at the Gay Pride Parade

and this...


Republican Chris Christie at the NJ Right to Life Rally

... you need your eyes checked. I know what "socially liberal RINOs" are and I don't support them. Chris Christie isn't in that camp.

37 posted on 04/11/2012 10:30:51 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: Clintonfatigued

And New Jersey is where he needs to stay.


38 posted on 04/11/2012 10:31:32 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
The new numbers suggest Christie remains a powerful political brand — at least in his home state

That's a good thing. New Jersey is right where Christie belongs, and I hope he wins reelection.

39 posted on 04/11/2012 10:44:18 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Clintonfatigued

“No doubt that Team Romney is looking at Christie very closely.”

Ugh.


40 posted on 04/12/2012 1:45:07 AM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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