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Chris Christie gains support from Core Republicans?…

The Wall Street Journal/NBC people is out with some polling results on the embattled Jersey GOP Governor Chris Christie…..

While his numbers have tanked across the board….A surprising thing has jumped up….

Republican Hardcore people IN THE POLL are MORE strongly backing Christie….

While the piece linked below asks questions about the results….It May just point to counter pushback in SUPPORT of the guy….


The most recent Wall Street Journal/NBC poll data show an interesting wrinkle in voters’ views on the Chris Christie bridge saga.

While the poll showed a drop in the positive feelings toward New Jersey Gov. Christie overall and a drop in positive feelings even among Republicans, Mr. Christie’s numbers actually improved among more strongly partisan Core Republicans. Among Core Republicans, only 32% had positive feelings about Mr. Christie in October. In January, that number climbed to 42%.

Indeed, the Core Republican number has stood apart from the figures overall going back over the last few surveys. It was lower than the overall figure and the total Republican figure in the summer and in October, but was much higher than both in the latest survey.
How would you rate your feelings toward New Jersey Governor Chris Christie?

May/June 2013 October 2013 January 2014
Overall 41% positive12% negative 33% positive17% negative 22% positive29% negative
Total GOP 40% positive16% negative 38% positive19% negative 32% positive20% negative
Core GOP 34% positive22% negative 32% positive17% negative 42% positive18% negative

There are some major caveats in these numbers. This last Wall Street Journal/NBC poll was conducted after January’s stories about lane closures and Mr. Christie’s lengthy press conference explaining them, but before the latest round of stories from last week concerning Mr. Christie’s associate David Wildstein.

And because these numbers represent a subset of a subset – not just Republicans, but Core Republicans – the samples are necessarily small. January’s Core Republican number, which comes from a sample of about 100 voters, could be an outlier.

Still, the jump between October and January among those Core Republicans suggests there may be some other issues at play….



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