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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Underwater Christie

Chris Christie is running for president.  He is not likely to win.  From a June 16 release by Public Policy Polling:
Christie continues to be largely reviled by GOP voters- only 26% have a favorable
opinion of him to 49% with an unfavorable one and he's even polling now behind Carly
Fiorina. In addition to Christie and Bush, 3 other GOP hopefuls are under water even
with their own party's voters- Donald Trump at 38/43, George Pataki at 10/30, and
Lindsey Graham at 16/39. Although Graham is unpopular it's not clear that his being
single has much to do with the problem- 76% of GOP voters say it makes no difference
to them whether a candidate is married with 15% saying they're less likely to vote for one who isn't and 4% more likely.
That finding confirms a March Gallup poll:
Of 11 potential candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Mike Huckabee and Jeb Bush are the most well-known and have the highest net favorable ratings among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. While Chris Christie is one of the most familiar Republican figures among the party base, he has the lowest net favorable rating.
Potential 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates: Familiarity and Favorability, March 2015