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Poll: Christie deficit against Clinton jumps to 21 points
The Hill ^ | February 11, 2014, 02:53 pm | Mario Trujillo

Posted on 02/11/2014 6:36:10 PM PST by SoConPubbie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) saw his deficit in a 2016 presidential matchup against Hillary Clinton balloon to 21 points, according to a new national poll. 

A Marist-McClatchy poll released Tuesday found 58 percent of people would support Hillary Clinton in a general election race, while 37 percent would support Christie. 

Christie’s poll numbers have been struggling since revelations that a staffer in his administration had a hand in the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge last year. The state legislature and the U.S. attorney in New Jersey are looking into the closures. 

The new poll shows his ratings have sunk even lower after subsequent allegations from a port authority official that Christie knew about the closures while they were ongoing, contrary to previous statements. 

Christie has denied any involvement in the closures. 

Shortly after the initial scandal broke, a similar McClatchy poll found him trailing Clinton by 13 points. That number has increased to 21 points four weeks later. 

The number of people who believe Christie is telling the truth about having no involvement in the scandal is about the same as last month, at 47 percent. But the number of people who believe he is lying has shot up 15 percent, meaning some who were undecided have now come out against him.  

He fares worse against Clinton in a general-election race than every other potential candidate polled, except former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. 

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) trails Clinton in a hypothetical matchup by 8 points — 44 percent to 52 percent. 

Other potential rivals — including GOP Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.), Rand Paul (Ky.), Ted Cruz (Texas), former Gov. Arkansas Mike Huckabee and Palin — trail by double-digit margins. Palin trails Clinton by 27 points. 

Christie continues to top the field of Republicans in a potential 2016 GOP primary with 13 percent, with Huckabee matching that number. 

The poll surveyed 1,197 people last week and holds a 2.8-percent margin of error. 

Despite his dropping poll numbers, Christie has led the Republican Governors Association to its largest January fundraising total yet, bringing in $6 million, the group announced. Christie is the chairman of the group.  


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1 posted on 02/11/2014 6:36:10 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

SO what? Christie is last week’s meatball.


2 posted on 02/11/2014 6:38:32 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: SoConPubbie

What’s to choose? Both are unfit for the office, same as the current occupant.


3 posted on 02/11/2014 6:39:12 PM PST by twister881
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To: SoConPubbie

Let’s keep pushing this dead horse until the primaries, then pull a bait & switch. Keep the media hounds off of our real candidates.


4 posted on 02/11/2014 6:40:05 PM PST by Mr. Blond
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To: SoConPubbie
Bridge Gate is more important than Benghazi.

Neither would be a good POTUS.

5 posted on 02/11/2014 6:40:05 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Good riddance to BAD Rubbish!


6 posted on 02/11/2014 6:40:15 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
Poll: Christie deficit against Clinton jumps to 21 points

I despise the 'Beast, but if the alternative is Gov Tubbo (0bama's buttboy), I'm going fishing on election day!

7 posted on 02/11/2014 6:40:37 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Whatever.


8 posted on 02/11/2014 6:41:34 PM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: SoConPubbie

Maybe the media will take out the RINOs for us. I can dream.


9 posted on 02/11/2014 6:41:37 PM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: SoConPubbie

How are the other Democrats fairing?


10 posted on 02/11/2014 6:41:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

It’s like we’re in bizzaro world.

These two? Really?

Nobody cares who saul alinsky was.


11 posted on 02/11/2014 6:42:14 PM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends




PLEASE Make Your Donation!

12 posted on 02/11/2014 6:43:24 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SoConPubbie

New Jersey’s butterball is melting under the heat! This is great as we don’t need anymore establishment moderates that lose tot he like of Obama and KKKlinton.


13 posted on 02/11/2014 6:44:01 PM PST by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: Baynative
What difference, at this point, does it make?
14 posted on 02/11/2014 6:44:29 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Dumbass media doesn’t realize they’re doing conservatism a favor.


15 posted on 02/11/2014 6:45:01 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: SoConPubbie

I don’t think anybody was taking his possible nomination seriously. Nobody wanted this fat ass rino running except the dems.


16 posted on 02/11/2014 6:46:29 PM PST by doc1019
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To: SoConPubbie

I am wholly uninterested in either one.


17 posted on 02/11/2014 6:48:56 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoConPubbie
Christie deficit against Clinton jumps to 21 points

I have an idea. Hillary can run against him for Governor of New Jersey, and competent candidates can run for President.

18 posted on 02/11/2014 6:52:21 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: SoConPubbie

He may not have known it, but Christie was a stalking horse for Jebbie to begin with.


19 posted on 02/11/2014 6:52:38 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: SoConPubbie

Dear Governor Christie, you should have killed four people.

Everyone knows that tying up Traffic, like Obama does here in CA every time he attends a Fundraiser, is worse.

Problem is Governor, you are no Obama. He could drown Kittens on live TV without any blowback from his Friends in the Media.


20 posted on 02/11/2014 6:53:07 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: SoConPubbie

Bye, bye, Fatso!


21 posted on 02/11/2014 6:53:12 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SoConPubbie

Any (R) who gets close to Hillary in the polls can expect similar treatment by the MSM, with a similar hit to his or her poll ratings.


22 posted on 02/11/2014 6:53:57 PM PST by TChad
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To: TChad
Any (R) who gets close to Hillary in the polls can expect similar treatment by the MSM, with a similar hit to his or her poll ratings.

Sorry, not buying the relevance post.

Christie is falling in the polls is a good thing.
23 posted on 02/11/2014 6:56:29 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: TChad

I’m guessing that Hillary raises all the money and then decides at the last minute that she’s too damned old.


24 posted on 02/11/2014 6:59:54 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: SoConPubbie
Christie is falling in the polls is a good thing.

I didn't say it wasn't.

25 posted on 02/11/2014 7:05:19 PM PST by TChad
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To: SoConPubbie
Kris Krispy Kreme peaked too soon.
26 posted on 02/11/2014 7:08:24 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: SoConPubbie

A Clinton must NEVER AGAIN OCCUPY THE WHITE HOUSE!

ARRIVING IN GOMORRAH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd3tonnjMSI&list=UUFDlhK80EdO28R-iGTXiGaw&feature=c4-overview


27 posted on 02/11/2014 7:12:19 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Kickass Conservative
He could drown Kittens on live TV without any blowback from his Friends in the Media.

Drown kittens? He could murder 10 million people on the white house lawn and it would be a resume enhancer for him.

28 posted on 02/11/2014 7:16:51 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

Obama favors babies surviving abortion be slaughtered..that 10 million dead mark might not be so far off


29 posted on 02/11/2014 7:26:27 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SoConPubbie

Excellent.


30 posted on 02/11/2014 7:37:27 PM PST by RugerMini14
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To: Baynative

Good! I wonder who she would do against our best candidate, Scott Walker.


31 posted on 02/11/2014 7:48:45 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Obama favors babies surviving abortion be slaughtered..that 10 million dead mark might not be so far off

Yes, I know this is off the topic of the Hildebeast and the fat man, but I have always been amazed at the zeal of these scum sucking dirt bags, their blood lust, to see as many babies as possible killed. They seem to be like rabid dogs, almost frothing at the mouth, in their support of baby killing. I don't get it.

32 posted on 02/11/2014 7:50:38 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

The blood of the unborn fuels their political machine.


33 posted on 02/11/2014 8:03:36 PM PST by bimboeruption ("We Recognize No Sovereign But God, And No King But Jesus!" - John Adams & John Hancock)
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To: Mark17

This is sorta off topic but did you see the Planned Parenthood video for Valentine’s Day..it was truly sick stuff, telling women to celebrate Valentine’s Day by getting an abortion..I tell ya what, I wouldn’t want to be around these people when its time to meet their maker, they are really the scum of the earth


34 posted on 02/11/2014 8:03:38 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SoConPubbie

meaningless two year out nonsense!


35 posted on 02/11/2014 8:28:54 PM PST by terycarl (common sense prevails overall else)
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To: napscoordinator
The question is: "What can our best candidate do against the media?"

(if we don't stand up and help)

36 posted on 02/11/2014 9:10:42 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I tell ya what, I wouldn’t want to be around these people when its time to meet their maker, they are really the scum of the earth.

Yep, don 't stand too close to them in a thunderstorm.

37 posted on 02/11/2014 9:24:37 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: SoConPubbie

Heck, I like Clinton better than Christie. At least we know she’s on the other side, with Christie, you never know.


38 posted on 02/11/2014 9:24:38 PM PST by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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To: Mark17

If someone throws a bucket of water at them, stand back, they will melt


39 posted on 02/11/2014 9:27:00 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SoConPubbie

Now the party establishment is REALLY gonna want to nominate him against Hillary.


40 posted on 02/11/2014 11:43:25 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SoConPubbie
Who gives a rat's a$$?

This is just the media trying to convince us that Christie is supposed to be our candidate.

I'm happy to see the whimpering, feminine, lefty crash and burn.

Let's try something completely new (at least since 1980), and nominate someone who supports the conservative parts of the republican platform.

41 posted on 02/12/2014 12:16:50 AM PST by Washi (Stop Obama's War On Jobs)
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To: SoConPubbie

Get fat boi off the stage. He's an azz.

42 posted on 02/12/2014 1:47:10 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: SoConPubbie

Christie never had a chance among conservatives. He was purely a democrat attempt to hijack the GOP nomination with yet another liberal.


43 posted on 02/12/2014 3:47:55 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: TChad
No male Republican can defeat Hitlery. Only a woman.

There is one Conservative woman, IMO, who can do it.

But it will be a David vs Goliath situation, I'm sure.

Palin/West 2016 or maybe Palin/Rice (Condoleeza) or maybe Palin/Cruz 2016

44 posted on 02/12/2014 4:24:52 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: SoConPubbie

Good! He is a rotten piece of meat.


45 posted on 02/12/2014 4:33:57 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: eCSMaster

Actually, Hillary is not all that popular. Many younger people think she is a old fat woman who Bill rightfully cheated on.

I think a male conservative candidate would be a great foil to Hillary.


46 posted on 02/12/2014 4:34:30 AM PST by dforest
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To: SoConPubbie

I love it.


47 posted on 02/12/2014 4:35:21 AM PST by Ted Grant
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To: Ted Grant

Anyone supporting either one of those two are the idiots I fear.

Time to stop the media promotions and get some real people in the limelight.


48 posted on 02/12/2014 4:52:05 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: SoConPubbie

WE DON’T WANT HIM!


49 posted on 02/12/2014 7:18:55 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: SoConPubbie
Christie or Clinton....


50 posted on 02/12/2014 7:21:12 AM PST by dfwgator
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