Poll: Christie Viewed More Favorably Than Rubio Among All Voters But Trails with Republicans

By Matt Rooney, cross-posted at Save Jersey

I love politics. Always have. But after living through the 2012 GOP Primary, Save Jerseyans, I’m psyched to be three years away from another borish Republican debate.

I’m sure you agree!

Three years out, Chris Christie finds himself in a strong position relative to the rest of the hypothetical field according to a new national registered voter poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Naturally a lot can still change. And as predicted by your Blogger-in-Chief, the same Obama-related interactions that have elevated Christie’s brand in the minds of Indies and Dems have also potentially damaged his standing among Republican primary voters outside of the Garden State.

The numbers:


Right now, the FDU poll found Christie’s name recognition to be superior to FL Senator Marco Rubio’s by 12-points, 68% to 56%, among all voters. Christie is also viewed more favorably than Rubio by 9-points, 55% to 46%, though their unfavorable rating is about the same (20% and 21% respectively).

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Posted: December 18th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Poll: Christie Viewed More Favorably Than Rubio Among All Voters But Trails with Republicans”

  1. It's about time said at 4:15 pm on December 18th, 2012:

    The GOP learned it’s lesson, now that we’re 3 for 3- that’s 3 moderate losers: Dole, McCain, and now Romney: the thought of watching us destroy any semblance of a lower tax, less government Conservative in four years again, is terrifying: wake up people: by the time this guy, his crooked administration, and that idiot Boehner cave and get done with us, there’ll be very little left to save: after the Reps cave again this week, and thus we lose the majority in 2014, why should Christie or my fav,Rubio even bother??

  2. its over said at 4:44 pm on December 18th, 2012:

    Now it is time to prepare to take care of your family, create your own success and understand that you will be living in a second tier nation. By 2016 we will be on our way to a weakened country with a socialist fabric and there will be no turning back.

    There will never be a Republican in the White House. Hillary Clinton will be the next President.

    Maybe after the left gets what they want and realizes what they created they will wake up.

  3. Bob Engish said at 6:41 pm on December 18th, 2012:

    One thing that strikes me is that the R’s potentailly will have a much stronger field of Presidential candidates in 2016 than they did in 2012. Outside of Romney and Huntsman, the rest of the R candidates in 2012 were unelectable and should not have been running for President in the first place. About all they accomplished was to force Romney to take extreme positions in the primary debates that came back to haunt him in the general election.

    I would disagree with the first two posts in that to be elected, the 2016 R candidate will need to win several states that have been blue in 2008 and 2012. I dont think that happens with a candidate that is further to the right. As an fyi, Texas could be in play in 2016.