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Chris Christie … On Second Thought

“BRIDGE-GATE” IS HURTING THE ROTUND RINO AFTER ALL … Polling earlier this month seemed to indicate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was surviving his administration’s “Bridge-gate” scandal – in which lanes on the George Washington Bridge were closed in a deliberate attempt to create traffic jams in Fort Lee, New…

“BRIDGE-GATE” IS HURTING THE ROTUND RINO AFTER ALL …

Polling earlier this month seemed to indicate New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was surviving his administration’s “Bridge-gate” scandal – in which lanes on the George Washington Bridge were closed in a deliberate attempt to create traffic jams in Fort Lee, New Jersey (home of a mayor who failed to support Christie’s 2013 reelection bid).

But “upon further review” the rotund establishment Republican may be encountering electoral headwinds as a result of the debacle.

According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, Christie – the choice of the GOP status quo – now trails 2016 Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton by a 46-38 percent margin. Last month the same pollsters had Christie leading Clinton by a 42-41 percent margin.

Christie took a huge hit among independent voters, who previously supported him over Clinton by a 47-32 percent margin.

Now? Clinton enjoys a narrow 42-41 percent edge with these same voters.

Also, the poll shows only 35 percent of respondents now say Christie would make a good president, down from 49 percent in a November poll.

“New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie’s 2016 presidential drive is stuck in traffic, sideswiped by Bridgegate, the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal,” Quinnipiac’s pollsters noted.

Indeed … and that’s a good thing.

If “Republicans” hope to win a national election again then they are going to have to reach beyond fiscally liberal GOP establishment candidates like Christie, Mitt Romney and John McCain. We thought the GOP might figure that out in 2012, but alas …

Quinnipiac’s latest poll surveyed 1,933 registered voters nationwide from January 15-19.  It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.2 percentage points. To view the results for yourself, click on the link below …

QUINNIPIAC POLL (.pdf)

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29 comments

Smirks January 22, 2014 at 10:22 am

The funny part of this? Christie polled better against Hillary than other Republicans did. He was pretty much the front runner. At the very least, he had a potential with the independents and moderates.

I’m still hoping Hillary won’t make it through the primary in 2016, but if she does, it looks like the GOP will yet again hand Democrats a free election.

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SCBlueWoman January 22, 2014 at 10:43 am

I have no doubt that the Dems will retain the White House, Senate, and possibly the House. The GOP has become a laughing stock by running candidates who cannot be elected. Contrary to some beliefs on here, the USA is becoming more and more liberal/progressive and that’s a good thing.

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Barbarossa January 22, 2014 at 11:13 am

Enjoy the ride… the backlash against y’all is going to be a bitch. Though you may be the future (for a while), I’d still not trade places.

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SCBlueWoman January 22, 2014 at 11:28 am

You mean like the backlash the GOP is reaping at present? Karma is a bitch. I can wait for the liberal backlash, guess we’ll see it when we go back in time.

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Barbarossa January 22, 2014 at 12:14 pm

“back in time”?… keep dreaming! I already see lot’s of problems associated with y’all tryIng to herd your own liberal cats. Case in point: a WP article yesterday where the do-gooder leftist governor of Maryland isn’t sold on marijuana legalization in his state because of the public health aspects. In other words, good luck in reconciling your New England leftist do-gooders (who gave us prohibition) with your Western leftist leave-me-aloners, or, your race hustling, race whining, black panther leftists with your I-live-in-whiteopia, my kid plays in the orchestra, leftists. And finally, just as slavery and involuntary servitude are seen as so nineteenth century now, you never know when slavery to the IRS and involuntary servitude to the feds (and the Chinese propping them up) will be seen as so twenty first century. One thing’s for sure, I sure as hell am going to enjoy watching y’all’s – and sure, probably “your” country’s – demise. I’ve already bought the popcorn.

SCBlueWoman January 22, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Now you’re just being silly. Glad I live in a different reality than yours. The sky is falling, the sky is falling.

Barbarossa January 22, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Personally, I don’t give a sh!t if the sky is falling… as long as it falls on someone other than my family and friends, the only “nation” I truly pledge allegiance to. Love, Silly

GrandTango January 22, 2014 at 2:23 pm

That’s one thing we agree on. You, like all Obmites have your own little reality…It’s called fantasy-land..

GrandTango January 22, 2014 at 11:27 am

You predicted the sign up for Obamacare would be flawless and a great success…I’m still Laughing MAO about that one.

It just gives me, and 300 millions other Americans, one more reason to tell Obama ‘SCREW YOU’ when he tries to arrest us for not adhering to his behemoth healthcare disaster…

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SCBlueWoman January 22, 2014 at 11:34 am

No one predicted the ACA would be flawless, in fact there was a lot of talk about tweaking it, etc. The ACA is, however, a success and becoming more and more successful with each passing day. That’s what scares you and your ilk to death. Bwaahaahaa

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GrandTango January 22, 2014 at 11:43 am

$600 million-plus and years to prepare, to set up a simple info. exchange website, and an armchair hacker, broke into it, in 2 hours…

And you call that a success…It’s exactly why every American should not feel safe going to bed at night, knowing the level of ignorance and incompetence in charge of National Security under people like you.

euwe max January 22, 2014 at 6:18 pm

your brain, in a general way, compares unfavorably with the cognitive faculties of a rabbit

TontoBubbaGoldstein January 22, 2014 at 3:40 pm

That’s what scares you and your ilk to death.

While somewhat uncomfortable being described as BigT/GrandTango’s “ilk”, TBG feels obligated to point out that *we* are not afraid of progressivism/leftism/socialism being successful. We are afraid of it turning out the way it always does. tyranny. Poverty. War. Camps.

guest January 22, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Well who doesn’t like a promised handout for a vote? Whether to a voting block of people or a corporation, it has always been an Achilles’ heel of the system. Disagree that that is a good thing.

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GrandTango January 22, 2014 at 10:33 am

Although the media-liberals don’t know it, they are doing the GOP a BIG BIG favor by eliminating this fat tub of $#!* from contention…

They think they are paving the way for Hilliary, but I think that is about as stupid thinking as electing Obama is…

A moderate, or Liberal-tarian, LOSES to the media’s liberal..even with the colossal failure of Obama, I’d be scared to death to throw some apologetic, luke-warn punk like Christie out there.

With the mess Obama has made, we NEED a True Strong, un-apologetic CONSERVATIVE…We need LEADERSHIP…who will P!$$ in the fae of the media, the leftwing Gestapo and the establishment, FITS-type moderate establishment…

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Kill Me If Tango's President January 22, 2014 at 12:56 pm

????????????????

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euwe max January 22, 2014 at 6:08 pm

a samurai running at a machine gun with a sword

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Same ol' Same ol' January 22, 2014 at 10:47 am

Yep, BoB will win ’16, then it’ll be Michelle in ’20. There won’t be enough working people to vote ’em out, too many takers and guilt-ridden white people in the country. God help us all…

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Travel Agent January 22, 2014 at 3:46 pm

I would leave if I was you nutcase!

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Manray January 22, 2014 at 11:07 am

Perhaps the Repubs should be thankful Christie’s potential 2016 campaign may be derailed before it really gets started. During the interminable primary process he would raise a lot of money and be presented on the national stage as a moderate, but all the wingnuts would savage him so badly that the Repubs would again look like escapees from the loony bin. I believe the long long long primary process and all the attacks on Romney by Newt, Santorum, Caine, et al, helped scuttle his candidacy.

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GrandTango January 22, 2014 at 11:30 am

The left lying, and accusing him of killing a woman w/ cancer…. and a lot of RACIST Dumb@$$#$ believing it …had nothing to do w/ it…I guess…

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euwe max January 22, 2014 at 6:10 pm

Sir, the slowness of genius is hard to bear, but the slowness of mediocrity is insufferable.

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venomachine January 22, 2014 at 11:26 am

Has anyone come up with a good message board/comment section for local issues?

Coladaily has decent coverage, but no one is there….since all local media went FB, I can’t find anyplace for local discussion issues.

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tomstickler January 22, 2014 at 11:29 am

Local media that went to Facebook lost all the loons that depend on an anonymous username to protect themselves from public scorn.

Whether that is a loss is debatable.

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venomachine January 22, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Do you know how much information people can get on you just from your name?

No thanks. This loon will continue to be somewhat anon.

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west_rhino January 22, 2014 at 11:30 am

It is a convenient diversion from Clinton’s Benghazigate responsibility and fire support and relief being withheld, seeing a fialing gambit costing two operators and two of foggy bottom’s cannon fodder to what has been hinted to be giving Muslim Bubbahood a hostage to trade for the blind sheik…

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RogueElephant January 22, 2014 at 1:18 pm

It Is good to see this moderate, RINO establishment “Republican” going down. He and his type, Romney, McCain, Dole et all are what is wrong with my party. The days when being a Republican meant standing for something has been replaced by go along to get along. That is why we lose. Conservatives win, moderates lose. My personal preference for 16 is Rand Paul. A true conservative that knows right from wrong and is willing to take a stand. At least with someone like Rand you can tell the difference between a Republican and a Democrat.

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euwe max January 22, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away

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RepackRider January 23, 2014 at 11:49 am

The Teabaggers keep saying that Christie is too “liberal.” I have news for them. I am a liberal, and Christie is not. The RWNJs may hate him, but he is THEIRS, not OURS.

Disclaimer: I am a US Army veteran, E-5, Honorable Discharge. Your patriotism may vary.

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