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Hillary Clinton Extends Big Lead Over Chris Christie in Latest Poll

ABC News/Washington Post, 1/20-1/23

  • Clinton: 53
  • Christie: 41

With Chris Christie mired in endless scandal and a federal investigation, the Republicans may have lost the one chance they had at finding a candidate that could match Hillary Clinton’s powerhouse campaign. According to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, Clinton now leads the New Jersey Governor by 12 percent after Christie had taken the lead over the former Secretary of State in December.

The poll, conducted between January 20 and January 23, found that Clinton leads the embattled governor by a margin of 53-41. Christie had led the former First Lady by a few points in three straight polls to close out 2013 but has now trailed Clinton by 8+ points in every January poll taken after Christie’s administration became fully embroiled in a string of scandals.

Christie, who had garnered some solid support among Democrats, now trails Clinton 90-8 among Democratic voters. He still has a 79-16 lead among Republican voters but independents are quickly abandoning him and he trails the former New York Senator 48-43 among unaffiliated voters.

The problem, of course, is his plummeting favorables. Just 35 percent of registered voters have a favorable opinion of Christie and a mere 8 percent have a very favorable view of the Governor. On the other hand, 40 percent of voters have an unfavorable view and 20 percent have a very unfavorable view of Christie.

When asked if they thought the George Washington Bridge lane closures were an isolated incident or a sign of broader problems with Christie’s leadership, 43 percent said they thought it was an isolated incident while 46 percent believe that it is a sign of bigger problems.

The poll also showed Christie slipping significantly in the Republican nomination race as well. Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan pulled out to a surprising lead with 20 percent of the vote, just ahead of Jeb Bush’s 18 percent, while Christie finished third with a mere 13 percent.

(Image courtesy of Marc Nozell)

  • teawithjill

    How can anyone liberal or conservative pick either Clinton or Christie in a poll we are doomed!!!!

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    “You can’t fix stupid!” — Ron White

  • The Clintons run Saudi and Arab monies through their non profits as well as the presidential library!
    “Islam is the only major world religion which allows, encourages, and even demands lying by its followers. Lying for Islam is generally (but inaccurately) referred to as taqiyya. Many Muslims will claim that this is not an Islamic, but a Shi’ite practice. However, this is not true. There are many verses in the Qur’an which condone lying and deception. This is Obama’s ticket out, and why he lies and will continue to lie to the American people and to the world. And why the Clinton’s embrace the Palestinians and their deceased friend Yassir Araphat, who was basically Hitler in a headscarf.” Ref: stewwebb dot org

    • Hillary admitted that the west created Alquida and the Muslim brotherhood as divisionary tools, and our enemies we have today for wars and the profits that come from them.