Poll: Post-Bridgegate, Christie’s job approval in New Jersey falls to … 59% « Hot Air: "Overall, just 16 percent say their views of Christie are less favorable now than they were before. Sixty percent say the scandal’s made no difference and six percent say it’s actually improved their view of him. The only solace you can take in those numbers if you’re a Christie-hater is that he, more than any other GOP candidate, is counting on his relative popularity with independents and Democrats to drive his “electability” pitch in 2016. Per Pew, that 16 percent who say they think less of him now includes 25 percent of Democrats and 14 percent of independents. The more his numbers dip with those groups (which is to some degree inevitable), the weaker the argument for nominating him gets. Then again, 55 percent of Democrats and 60 percent of independents say their opinion hasn’t changed. How damaging can a scandal be if a majority of the other party doesn’t care?"
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