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Fox News Poll: Chris Christie Back On Top of GOP Race

Fox News, 4/13-4/15

  • Christie: 15
  • Paul: 14
  • Bush: 14
  • Ryan: 9
  • Rubio: 8
  • Cruz: 7
  • Walker: 5
  • Perry: 5
  • Jindal: 2

It turns out the rumors of Chris Christie’s collapse may have been premature as a new Fox News poll shows the New Jersey Governor back atop the Republican race.

According to the poll, conducted between April 13 and April 15, sampling 384 registered voters, Christie leads the Republican pack with 15 percent of the vote. Christie had fallen off to as low as 8 percent before bouncing back to double-digits in March and now to the top of the survey results. Of course, this poll didn’t include Fox News host Mike Huckabee who has led most of the national polls since Christie’s Bridgegate collapse. Certainly, it’s still possible that Huckabee doesn’t run, but that seems less likely with every national and Iowa poll that the former Arkansas Governor leads.

Even without Huck in the race, Christie is hardly an overwhelming favorite. Right on his heels are Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush with 14 percent. Paul has now seen 11-14 percent in four straight polls while Bush has now seen 13-14 percent in back-to-back surveys.

No other candidate managed to get into the double digits and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan finished fourth with 9 percent of the vote after seeing 12 percent in the last two polls we’ve seen. Right behind him is Florida Senator Marco Rubio with 8 percent, the highest total he has seen since February.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is at 7 percent and has now seen 4-9 percent in five straight polls despite polling in double-digits for much of last year.

Texas Governor Rick Perry and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker are tied with five percent apiece while Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal trails everyone with 2 percent.

(Image courtesy of Gage Skidmore)