Chris Christie Plunges In Polls, Now Trails Hillary Clinton

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The world may or may not have closure on the IRS' targeting of Conservative groups (it doesn't), but by the time the media is finished with Chris Christie, he will be too. Case in point: today's report from the Hill that as a result of Bridgegate, the New Jersey Govenor has seen his popularity plummet in a head-to-head match-up against Hillary Clinton, based on a new Quinnipiac poll. "Christie dropped 9 percentage points in the poll, and now trails Clinton 46 percent to 38 percent in a potential general election matchup. That reverses a December poll that showed Christie leading Clinton 42 percent to 41 percent."

Where Christie suffered the biggest loss is the one constituency that would be critical if the governor is to be successful in the 2016 elections against Hiillary: independents. 

The biggest turnaround comes from independent voters. Christie bested Clinton among independents by 15 percentage points in December. Now he trails her by 1 percentage point.


The amount of voters who believe Christie would make a good president has also dropped by 14 points in a month. Thirty-five percent of people think he would make a good president — down from 49 percent in December.


Thirty-six percent of voters think he would not make a good president, up from 31 percent last month.

Within the GOP, Christie's status remains stable, where he ranks in third place with 12% of the vote, behind Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), the same as last month.

However, the damage may be worse. As was made abundantly clear over the weekend, the mayor of Hoboken, N.J. Dawn Zimmer, accused Christie’s administration of threatening to hold up Hurricane Sandy relief funds, unless a private development was approved. This despite her tweet from just this very August saying that "I am very glad Governor Christie has been our (governor)."

Since the Qunnipiac poll was conducted before those allegations were made, the ultimate damage for Christie may be far greater... Or far less, depending if independents see Democrats as now piling in indiscriminately (including, somehow, Olympic sprinter Carl Lewis).

That said, all of this is nothing but entertaining fodder for easily-distracted masses. For those curious about the "important" people, we direct your attention to Davos where those who really matter are situated. That said, good luck getting within 500 meters without the proper, very expensive accreditation confirming one is a sycophant member of the fawning, "access-starved" media, or a bulletproof vest...

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Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:04 | 4352402 The_Ungrateful_Yid
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Yea cuz Polls and Voting matter bitches!

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:09 | 4352427 666
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I wonder if Christie will close a couple of lanes on Route 3, which is the main route to Giant's Stadium, for a traffic study during the Superbowl?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:13 | 4352448 TheTmfreak
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I guess we just are going to vote  and pay attention to whom we're told to vote/pay attention to eh?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:15 | 4352462 Joe Davola
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I fear for the future of this country.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:23 | 4352511 The_Ungrateful_Yid
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It's beyond fear now quite frankly. Fear was so 2001.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:29 | 4352534 eclectic syncretist
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With an ass as fat as his, he probably has to do a lot of plunging.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:31 | 4352541 Spungo
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Then I'm voting for Christie. He won't support some bullshit laws for low flow toilets that don't fucking work.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:31 | 4352549 Stackers
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Do I pick the war-mongering statist bulley or the war-mongering statist bulley ?

hmmm, decisions, decisions.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:50 | 4352644 jbvtme
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honestly, i'm fresh out of disrespect

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:58 | 4352674 JohnnyBriefcase
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I can't wait to see what these two statists run on.

With Obama we got polar bear hunting. What the fuck would we get with Hillary? Female-on-male bash mobs.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 16:25 | 4352828 Headbanger
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As Hitlery so aptly said "What does it matter!!?"

Cause the Federal Government is doomed anyway so who gives a flying fucking shit about da prezdent !?

Why do you think we got the illegal bozo-tard in the Office we have now!!?

Cause we all know deep down that it just doesn't fucking matter anymore.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 16:32 | 4352861 ejmoosa
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Let both those asshats be their parties nominees and see a third party finally get off the ground and clobber both of them....

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 16:55 | 4352953 Headbanger
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No, I think it will be more like a ONE party situation soon as with many other nations today.

What that one party will be is anybody's guess but it sure won't resemble anything we've had before in this country.

And we can all forget the Constitution ... because we all already have!

There's going to be another civil war in this country, or close to it because we are well past the point of no return now with the pathetic "leadership" we have now that's reached despot status.

And because we all became so anti-American after Vietnam.

Better decide which side you're going to be on ahead of time cause it's all going to fall apart faster than most realize.

And BTW...  If you think the One Percent are going to bail us out this time...  It ain't gonna happen cause they're already packing their bags and heading off to parts unknown to avoid the collapse.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 16:23 | 4352818 Blano
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I still have plenty of scorn to pass around.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 17:35 | 4353154 MisterMousePotato
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I don't. Seriously. I realized the jig was up when Bob Dole, who is about as intelligent and/or articulate as a bunch of brocolli, was nominated.

What the fucking fuck?!?

For you youngens, that was about two deades ago.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 17:49 | 4353210 The Gooch
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THe first thing that always comes to mind.

Bob Dole falls off stage-

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:50 | 4352652 SWRichmond
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Nnot that I'm a fan of the NJ governor, but isn't this obvious:

The message: The NSA has the dope on everyone.  Anyone who runs against our person will be exposed. 

The mundanes will be allowed to "vote" for whom we say.  There is no other choice. 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:55 | 4352670 Lost My Shorts
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If the pollster gave option C, "I would wipe my ass with the ballot rather than vote for either of those @#$%^^", that option probably would have won handily.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:35 | 4352571 eclectic syncretist
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It'll be time to invest in poo-pourii.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 16:52 | 4352588 El Oregonian
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"What difference does it make, we're both [politically] dead anyway?"

- Kankles

"In 'closing' the deal, I can effectively narrow the 'Bridge' for my opportunity to steer into the White House"

- Jabba the Slut

Two worthless teats on a boar, attached side-by-side, while they are sitting at the public trough

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 20:36 | 4353783 El Oregonian
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After Dissing on Hillary, she deserves a new axiom.


I'll drink to that!

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:31 | 4352540 Skateboarder
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And so he was crowned, the Lard of Donuts.

*whoooshhh*   *applause*

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:40 | 4352593 wee-weed up
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Live by the MSM... die by the MSM!

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:39 | 4352589 pods
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I think it really has gone past fear.  So many defenders of the system will not even bother fighting for their team anymore.  People used to get all animated when I would button push about their side.  (I am a riot at family gatherings)

Lately when I would toss out something, they just shake their heads and put their eyes down.

I think we are approaching a fundamental change in how people as a whole view their government.

It used to be people hated one side of the false left-right paradigm.  Now I think that people are just seeing the rot in the system as a whole. Still a lot of support for the military and police and such.  That will wane when they start kicking in more doors.


Tue, 01/21/2014 - 16:45 | 4352736 Dr. Engali
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I have been witnessing the same attitudes. It;'s telling when my mom and dad who have been staunch democrats all their lives just shake their heads in disgust at the whole thing. My dad is a retired auto worker, and there was a time when you couldn't say anything negative about a democrat without him going off, now all you hear is crickets.

The area I live in Indiana most people are republicans, but I see a lot of the same attitiudes forming when talking politics with them. Almost all of them will shake their heads and say "I don't know what we do." There is no defense of the party, they are just resigned to the fact  that the system is hopeless.

There certainly seems to be a change....mostly worry. 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 18:51 | 4353431 BoNeSxxx
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Seems to me that TPTB have decided not to support the two party meme anymore... and why should they?  It's expensive to hedge their bets with both parties.

They have clearly chosen to side with the Democrats and go all-in.  Christie, if Bridgegate doesn't take him down, will be found naked in bed with a mule prior to the elections.

In my home state of VA, wealthy Democrat contributors funded the Libertarian candidate solely to split the Republican vote and get their carpet bager inside the beltway crony asswipe clown into office.

Pathetic, transparent, and oh yea, who gives a shit anymore?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 17:14 | 4353068 TheRideNeverEnds
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You shouldn't; its already decided..  America is finished and its all over but the crying. 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:15 | 4352465 john39
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vote, or not...  the system will tell you who you voted for either way.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:22 | 4352500 El Vaquero
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Rig the elections or not, the candidates are rigged.  Think there would be a substantive difference between the two?

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:21 | 4352501 kill switch
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There are no elections...Just auctions..

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:47 | 4352625 Mr Pink
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You know you are a fuck up if you are disliked more than the ugliest,nastiest,foul smelling, scum sucking, criminal piece of filth on the planet.

Just jump off that fucking bridge

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:23 | 4352504 Bawneee Fwank
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Agreed, the only people who care are the FSA Mongrels!

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 21:35 | 4353993 Lynx Dogood
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If they both died tomorrow, who would miss them?


Outside of the people  on benefits, no one needs the government.


Go figure why our gov. is going crazy to put people on assistance. They are important as they are their slaves.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:50 | 4352428 jbvtme
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Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:10 | 4352431 john39
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American democracy- 'freedom' to choose between two flavors of sock puppet dogshit.  what a system.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:11 | 4352439 pods
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Chris Krispie would eat Hillary in an second.

I think he could eat all of his competition.  

Mofo be eatin e'ryone that gets in his way.


Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:20 | 4352471 Dr. Engali
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Chris is clearly an eater, but I don't think anybody can stomach that much ugly. Take a look at the bow wows that Bill turned to in order to get away from her.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:21 | 4352495 pods
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I'd toss her a bang. Fuck it. 

She'd probably turn into that vagina from Empty Spaces from The Wall and bite my head off.

Oh well, only live once I guess.


Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:30 | 4352519 El Vaquero
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You know you're not going to knock her up due to her age, but that snuke may chafe a little bit. 

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 23:56 | 4354375 Colonel Klink
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When she creams it's like chalk.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 17:04 | 4353004 Bangin7GramRocks
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Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:12 | 4352445 TeamDepends
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Dems will sink or swim according to how Bammycare does.  So how is the revamped site performing?  Just great, especially if you need a ceramic hip replacement.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:20 | 4352481 booboo
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The only difference between Hitlery and Crusty is the size of the thighs, oh and she works for Barnum/Bailey and he works for Ringling Brothers.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:32 | 4352548 Keyser-Soze
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Representative Government is a farce.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:58 | 4352682 Rukeysers Ghost
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Hitlary is irrelevant. Rats haven't done a successful retread candidate since Johnson. Carter, Clintoon and Obummer were all unknown candidates who had slim resumes.


Look for Chicago 6th Ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer as their '16 candidate.  

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 17:20 | 4353084 SDShack
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You are correct about dumbcrats not nominating retreads, but I think this time is different. This really isn't about Hitlery at all. This is really all about Bill's 3rd term. You will see Bill on the campaign trail even more than Hitlery. That's why I think Hitlery will get the nod. The dumbcrats and their supporters all love Bill. Sad world we live in.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 19:16 | 4353512 Blankenstein
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They love their dynasties in Illinois.


Richard J. Daley / Richard M. Daley / William Daley / John Daley  

Michael Madigan  / Lisa Madigan 

Dick Mell/ Rod Blagojevich / Deb Mell 

Paul Simon / Shelia Simon

Jesse Jackson Jr. / Sandi Jackson


Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:05 | 4352406 ParkAveFlasher
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Couldn't have happened to a better guy.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:07 | 4352419 Dr. Engali
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What difference does it make?



The other fat ugly official choice in the next presidential election.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 15:48 | 4352630 kralizec
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It only matters to people who think they still matter but in reality they really don't and haven't mattered for some time now (aka Idiots)...and the powers that control the public faces fronting this kabuki bullshit (aka Masters!

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