January 15, 2014


Christie Scandal Changes Few Minds

A new NBC News/Marist poll finds that nearly seven in 10 Americans say the George Washington Bridge scandal engulfing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration hasn't changed their opinion of him.

Key findings: 18% say the scandal makes them like Christie less, compared with 5% who say it makes them like him more. But a whopping 69% say it hasn't changed their opinion of the New Jersey governor.

Said pollster Lee Miringoff: "The numbers suggest it's far from politically fatal for him. This is a developing story, so the extent of the damage down the road is an open proposition."

Despite these numbers, Christie has lost ground to Hillary Clinton in an early hypothetical presidential match up. He now trails Clinton by 13 points, 50% to 37% among nationwide voters.










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