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Poll: Most Americans Don’t Really Care About Chris Christie Bridge Scandal

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Posted on Jan 15, 2014

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For all the print and pixels spilled over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political troubles, he turns out to be pretty untroubled where actual voters are concerned.

An NBC News/Marist poll finds that “a whopping 69 percent say it hasn’t changed their opinion of the New Jersey governor.”

Of those respondents who do care, the scandal is likelier to work against Christie, but those people remain in the firm minority.

Still, the wonks can’t help themselves:

But the down side for Christie, according to [Marist Public Opinion Director Lee] Miringoff: Americans “are getting to know to him, and that’s maybe not the best way to introduce himself to a national audience.”

It could just as easily be said that by the time Christie actually has to run for president, if that is indeed his intention, this will be a very old and boring scandal. Speaking of inevitable presidential runs, this same poll found Hillary Clinton beating Christie by 13 points.

—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer

Via: Political Wire

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