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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:25 AM

Christie Surges to 67% Favorable in Post-Sandy Voter Poll

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-21/christie-surges-to-67-favorable-in-post-sandy-voter-poll.html

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican who hasn’t said whether he’ll seek re-election next year, surged to a record-high favorability rating following his response to superstorm Sandy, according to a poll.

The first-term governor was rated favorably by 67 percent of registered voters, up from 48 percent barely a month earlier, the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today shows. More than 9-in- 10 said he handled Sandy “very well” or “somewhat well.”

Christie’s embrace of President Barack Obama, a Democrat seeking re-election with less than a week before the Nov. 6 voting, showed “needed cooperation and bipartisanship” between the two leaders, according to 81 percent of those surveyed. They toured damaged areas together and held daily telephone calls to discuss the response. Christie drew criticism from some national Republican figures for praising Obama’s aid.

“Governor Christie has emerged as a clear leader in this crisis, with New Jerseyans applauding his efforts,” David Redlawsk, the poll director who teaches politics at Rutgers, said in a statement. “In a time of crisis, people expect their elected leaders to put politics aside, and when that happens, they respond very positively.”

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Reply Christie Surges to 67% Favorable in Post-Sandy Voter Poll (Original post)
xchrom Nov 2012 OP
graham4anything Nov 2012 #1
edhopper Nov 2012 #19
graham4anything Nov 2012 #25
edhopper Nov 2012 #29
graham4anything Nov 2012 #30
edhopper Nov 2012 #31
graham4anything Nov 2012 #32
TheCowsCameHome Nov 2012 #2
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #3
get the red out Nov 2012 #4
flamingdem Nov 2012 #28
marmar Nov 2012 #5
xchrom Nov 2012 #7
Skidmore Nov 2012 #8
marmar Nov 2012 #13
satxdem Nov 2012 #11
ProSense Nov 2012 #14
Please proceed Nov 2012 #6
spanone Nov 2012 #9
Auggie Nov 2012 #10
exboyfil Nov 2012 #16
xchrom Nov 2012 #17
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 #12
no_hypocrisy Nov 2012 #15
madokie Nov 2012 #18
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #20
FarCenter Nov 2012 #21
ProSense Nov 2012 #22
Jennicut Nov 2012 #23
FarCenter Nov 2012 #24
Autumn Nov 2012 #26
graham4anything Nov 2012 #27

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:28 AM

1. Nothing false in this article (though Christie is not a friend of democrats and liberals)

 

He did what needed to be done for us Jersians.

(unlike Cuomo in NYC who was a day late with everything.)

But Christie has nowhere to go except possibly Jeb's VP (and then only if he doesn't run for reelection in 2014.)

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:00 AM

19. You are wrong about Cuomo

he just wasn't as visible as Christie.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:04 AM

25. I know this is not relevant, but, I remember when Andrew ran his dad's campaign

 

and was famous for coining the "Vote for Cuomo not the homo" smear he did on Ed Koch.when the two titans ran for governor of NY.
He is no friend of liberals, no friend of Gays, no friend of the Kennedy's either (not after what he did to his ex-wife).

but aside from that, Cuomo took alot longer to implement the odd/even gas which worked the day it started

I am most certainly not a Christie fan, but he did what was needed, and even Bruce Springsteen gave him a hug in thanks, the first contact between the two

And being visible is what residents want to see, even if it doesn't help. Being front and center on camera is part of the job.
(Something Obama, Christie, Bloomberg did very well.)

I don't see how in the world Christie would get the nomination for the repubs, also I don't think his health would permit a stressful run, but stranger things have happened.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:46 PM

29. Andrew Cuomo

is responsible for the passage of Gay Marriage in New York State. It was his first big achievement in office.
He certainly is a "friend to Gays".

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Response to edhopper (Reply #29)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:54 PM

30. it's the same one. Don't let them fool you. Son of Mario. Smearer.

 

and you can look that scandal smear up. It is a fact and its in wiki.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #30)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:54 AM

31. The very article you sight

has Cuomo denying he was behind that smear. And you don't address that he is responsible for the passage of Gay marriage in NY.
And the idea that he was not responsive to Sandy is ludicrous.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #31)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:03 AM

32. I did address the issue. It is the same Cuomo.

 

Bravo to him for doing so...
But it was politically motivated on his part, and one which had no capital taken from him to do so.(the church obviously will be used against him anyhow being that he is divorced and a democrat, so it don't hurt him as there was no loss on doing so politically).

Made him popular.
But it doesn't hold true to his real person.

(and wiki can be edited since I last read it months ago. Now that Andrew is considered a 2016 run, most people scrub their wiki's.)

And it is a phony denial, much like Ron Paul denied the vile stuff in his campaign stuff.

The buck stops there.

And while Koch ended up being less liberal later in life, it was a vile smear on him and might have caused him to lose that race.
Anyone in NYC at the time (and i was) knew of that smear and knew where it came from.

If Andrew runs in 2016, it will become an issue.

And of course i back 100% gay marriage world wide. Not just in NY or the US. Everywhere.
And I would vote for Andrew if forced to in 2016 as I only vote for democrats or those that caucus with them. But IMHO, the real andrew is the one who resorted to doing anything to help his father win.
And that is unacceptable.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:30 AM

2. He handled the situation very well.

For that, he deserves praise.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:32 AM

3. Hmmm....a run for President in 2016? nt

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:32 AM

4. Not wanting people to suffer and die

is pretty damn good for a Republican!!!!!

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Response to get the red out (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:13 AM

28. Good point, our expectations are so low of the repukes he looks good!

Careful that we don't pump him up in a way that sets him up for 2016

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:34 AM

5. People tend not to be big picture thinkers ..............


........ This an emotional reaction to an extraordinary event. People forget all the ways he's screwed the state over the rest of the time, and how his distaste for spending money on public works and infrastructure probably didn't help in the wake of Sandy.


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Response to marmar (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:35 AM

7. +1

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Response to marmar (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:36 AM

8. I'm sure he's probably gained a little insight now that he has

mega infrastructure to rebuild. I'm not a fan of Christie and his loudmouth blustering, but he did earn the respect of his citizenry there in NJ. You can't fault the man for stepping up and I don't think it was political posturing either.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:41 AM

13. I don't share your optimism on his enlightenment.


I predict this too will pass -- his corporate sponsors will see to that. Rupert Murdoch already coerced him to 'see the light' on support for Mitt Romney.


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Response to marmar (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:39 AM

11. +100

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Response to marmar (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:43 AM

14. Some people forget.

A lot of Democrats are pissed off at Christie, and now he's pissing off Republicans.

Polls show...how did that work out this year?

This is one of those snapshot polls based on the storm, from the OP

Christie’s approval rating is “by far” his highest yet in the poll and previously hadn’t cracked the 50 percent mark, Redlawsk said by e-mail. He received favorable marks from 49 percent of Democrats, 70 percent of independents and 89 percent of Republicans, according to the survey from the New Brunswick- based polling center.

Also, his new admiration for "big government" isn't going to sit well with Republicans.

Christie Reverses Stand on Tax Increases After Storm.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021812763

Let's see if he reverts to the old Christie.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:34 AM

6. Approval surges using government to help people.

 

How anti Republican. Hope he likes being the Governor of NJ, the Tea Party isn't going to like a national candidate that promotes government intervention to help the masses. Don't those people whose lives were destroyed by Sandy have any boot straps?.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:37 AM

9. hang around the President and your favorables rise...

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:38 AM

10. Sorry ... there's still too much ugliness in his past

I give him points for rising to the occasion and doing the job voters pay him to do, but I will never be able to overlook the many heinous things he has said and done prior to Sandy.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:52 AM

16. Most people on this board won't vote

for him but that isn't the point. A fiscal conservative who is not a nut case on social and science issues will have a real shot in the general election. I really think Christie could win all of Romney's states, and he would be more competitive in Ohio, Florida, Iowa, Colorado, and Virginia. If the red state Christians are willing to hold their noses and vote for Romney, they will vote for Christie. Romney's negatives are off the charts and frankly Christie is a lot smarter and a much better politician. I don't see him making Romney's missteps.

Can Christie survive the primary process? I think he should attempt to be true to himself and let the process go where it might.

He does need PX90. I don't think Ryan will hook him up though.

No. I won't vote for Christie, but I can see how he will be a better candidate than Romney.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:54 AM

17. there's no doubt he represents the future of their party.

we'll have to see how the changes work out.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:39 AM

12. A lesson to all politicians--Americans respect a person who seems to do the job.

67% approval for hurricane response to the 7% approval for obstruction in Congress. Anyone really need a GPS to know in which direction can be found political success?

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:45 AM

15. Depending on Christie's next move, it could be temporary.

Suppose he returns his comfort zone of insulting public unions, citizens who challenge him at his "town hall meetings", proposes that teachers' unions be abolished, etc. The good will he's accumulated could evaporate to a certain degree.

If Christie wants to ride this wave of popularity, he'd have to drop the tough guy act, be truly bipartisan, and negotiate with those he disagrees with. You know, another kind of republican.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:56 AM

18. As an Okie I'll always see Cristie in a more favorable light

now than I did before he and the Presidents response to the hurricane. They both looked good. Kudo's where kudos are warranted and all that

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:34 AM

20. I have to admit that I gained respect for him after Sandy.

 

I won't be making anymore "doughnut" jokes about him.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:00 AM

21. Cory Booker will decline to run; North and South Dems will split; Christie will be re-elected.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #21)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:02 AM

22. Wrong! n/t

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:05 AM

23. And the Repub party hates him right now.

It may ironically be too hard for him to win the primaries in 2016 if his own party in un-supportive. He may go the independent route. He will have to prove he is not the same bully he used to be and try and appeal to moderate Dems and middle of the road voters on social issues.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #23)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:16 AM

24. He'll win New Hampshire easily - after that, who knows

It depends on whether the crazy factions unite around some other candidate.

Remember also that he has 3 years after re-election to mend fences with the right wing.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:08 AM

26. Obama can make a shirt look good and he made Christie look good

amazing. It will fall, Obama isn't by his side now.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:09 AM

27. And there will be plenty of time for the Dems later on to remind people of the things he did in the

 

past

Like refuse the already paid for brand new tunnel in North Jersey that would have created tens of thousands of jobs, was paid for, and would have brought millions in funds after from tolls and fares. All refused when the tea party told him no.

And of course, he is anti-teacher and anti-public school

but there will be plenty of time for that later.

I would watch what Cory Booker does. He may just back off from running for governor and accept a cabinet post, or possibly run for Senator instead if Frank Lautenberg retires (he is what 90?)
Either way would still be a good step up for Cory on his way to a future VP or Presidential run himself

And in fact, if he said he was going for senator, it might make it easier for Lautenberg to re-retire(remember he was retired before coming back after that whatshisname scandal a few years ago).

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