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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:59 PM

 

Chris Christie’s job approval rating soars in new poll

Source: NY Daily News

The controversy over Chris Christie’s weight isn’t holding him down in New Jersey.

A new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll found the New Jersey governor with a stunning 73 percent overall job approval rating.

That includes 90 percent of Republicans, three-quarters of independents and even 62 percent of Democrats.
But Christie’s handling of Hurricane Sandy is what’s keeping his numbers sky-high.

While 86 percent of voters approve of Christie’s handling of Hurricane Sandy, just 45 percent approve of his management of the economy.





Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/chris-christie-job-approval-rating-soars-new-poll-article-1.1259150

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Reply Chris Christie’s job approval rating soars in new poll (Original post)
Gentle-man Feb 2013 OP
flamingdem Feb 2013 #1
Purveyor Feb 2013 #6
zbdent Feb 2013 #8
former9thward Feb 2013 #14
Norbert Feb 2013 #2
onehandle Feb 2013 #3
underpants Feb 2013 #4
xtraxritical Feb 2013 #9
Coolest Ranger Feb 2013 #5
no_hypocrisy Feb 2013 #7
Gentle-man Feb 2013 #11
zbdent Feb 2013 #15
no_hypocrisy Feb 2013 #19
JI7 Feb 2013 #17
Rozlee Feb 2013 #10
Kolesar Feb 2013 #12
Adenoid_Hynkel Feb 2013 #13
JI7 Feb 2013 #18
Worried senior Feb 2013 #16
nradisic Feb 2013 #20

Response to Gentle-man (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:02 PM

1. With such a large percentage of Americans overweight

-- he's better off not losing weight and he'll win!

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:02 PM

6. You know, that was what I was thinking the other night when the pundits were piling on that

'he had to loose weight to get elected'.

We should be very concerned if he gets the GOP nomination, indeed.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:21 PM

8. He says he's the healthiest fat guy around, right?

As I understand it, Jim Fixx was pretty healthy, too ... until he dropped dead of a heart attack ...

Not saying that Christie's weight isn't going to matter in a potentiality of a heart attack, but it's kinda like saying you aren't going to get struck by lightning, and then standing out in the middle of an empty field in the midst of a lightning storm, and holding up a large metal pole ...

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Response to zbdent (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:24 PM

14. Jim Fixx was never healthy.

He was not fat but had a family history of heart disease. His father and grandfather had died of heart attacks in their early 40s. He started running as a way of combating that history. It did not work.

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Response to Gentle-man (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:13 PM

2. Can he move to Ohio and replace Kasich

The man has lost what is left of his mind.

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Response to Gentle-man (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:35 PM

3. Everybody likes an anti-union, right-wing, thug.

Wait...

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Response to Gentle-man (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:35 PM

4. He got the Obama bump

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Response to underpants (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:31 AM

9. Exactly right, it was the President that did the right thing, he called Christie to see what they

 

needed. Christie got the Obama bump that's for sure and he's still a RW jerk.

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Response to Gentle-man (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:46 PM

5. saw a great quote on Ed's show just then.

If they "the righties" can ask about the President's birth certificate, why can't we ask him about his weight.

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Response to Gentle-man (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:46 PM

7. His obnoxious act works with a certain demographic.

My friend is a non-conservative, non-neocon, non-Tea Party republican. She loves Christie. Loves it when he tells people to shut up. Loves how he's so Jersey. I'm sure she's fine with him calling the doctor who made an assessment about his health and telling her to shut up.

Christie is colorful and unlike the other republicans. I'm sure that shtik is going to get votes, but how many? I can't be sure.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:17 PM

11. 62% of Democrats approve of his jobs

 

His support seems to go beyond "certain demographics".

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Response to Gentle-man (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 06:30 PM

15. Sandy was his "blind squirrel/broken clock" moment ...

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Response to Gentle-man (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:44 AM

19. Welcome to DU

It's one thing to withhold criticism of Christie. It's another to vote for him.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:18 PM

17. it's because of the fat jokes, they like it when he tells people off

is they say anything negative about him because of his weight.

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Response to Gentle-man (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:57 PM

10. He's been calling out other Republicans on Sandy and giving them hell.

He might be seen as a maverick, fighting his party to get things done. But, as we've seen with other so-called mavericks, what some consider boldness and concern for his constituents, is sometimes just bluster and shrewd political cover to remake oneself for the next election. McCain self-branded himself a maverick over election and finance reform to try and clear away the stench of him being one of the Keating Five. Christie might be trying to distance himself from the core of a party that he knows many in the country are pulling away from--while still being very much a dedicated player in the corruption of that party. And he just could make it through Republican primaries despite the teabaggers. We saw from the last one that despite the fact everyone detested Romney, he still eventually got the nomination. I easily see Christie getting the nod for 2016 rather than Rubio, since many would consider Rubio too right-wing. Christie has tried to keep above the fray on contraceptives and immigration and not been a radical voice against gun control and has spoken up in concern about global climate change, wise moves for a politico trying to win points in a more liberal state. These positions could flay him in the primaries, but teabaggers could see polls viewing him as the best candidate for the general election and, like Romney, hold their noses and vote for him. It's one scenario. But, I don't believe for a moment in a kinder, gentler Christie. He's prettying himself up for the 2016 prom.

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:05 PM

12. Mavericky

Good analysis. I suppose Karl Rove would have to intervene and slime the other gop primary candidates so that they can nominate the *electable* man.

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Response to Gentle-man (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:07 PM

13. yet he's losing the GOP primary polls to Rubio the Ken Doll

Christie Creme barely ranks third with GOP voters, proving the bath salts party has no interest in nominating the only remotely electable person they have.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:20 PM

18. if he runs he will count on the right wing splitting their votes among

various groups. while he takes the rest plus indies, and he is also counting on some dems to switch over for him.

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Response to Gentle-man (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 07:07 PM

16. His high approval rating

worries me.

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Response to Gentle-man (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:38 AM

20. Christie has a problem that isn't on the radar yet

The Democratic candidate for NJ Governor is Sen. Barbara Buono. That is a big problem for Christie...huge.

I cannot wait until he ends up looking like an abusive bully and buffoon that he really is, in addressing the woman that will be his opponent in the election. I'm telling you now that Christie's bull in a china shop and shut-up routine will not go over well when directed against Barbara Buono.

The Chris Christie - Sandy moment bump will not last long with a a big state election looming, in which EVERYONE seems to think Christie's already got it sown up...I say, yeah right - especially after he just vetoed the minimum wage bill, state finances are still in the crapper and NJ has the 2nd highest foreclosure rate in the nation...and rising. His weight maybe be good enough for Gov., but will not play when running for President. Mark my words...

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