Last week we saw a poll come out of Iowa showing Hillary Clinton the early 2016 favorite among Democrats. This week, a new poll shows that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie narrowly leads among New Hampshire Republican primary voters.
Report from NorthJersey.com:
Governor Christie hasn’t even said whether he’s running for reelection in New Jersey in 2013, but one left-leaning website reports today that he is polling first among Republican presidential contenders for 2016 in one key swing state.
Talking Points Memo said it got a look at poll results for the 2016 primary in New Hampshire that show Christie as the top Republican and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the leading Democrat.
Christie showed better than U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, former Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc.
The full results break down like this:
21% – Chris Christie
14% – Marco Rubio
13% – Condoleezza Rice
11% – Jeb Bush
10% – Paul Ryan
In other words, there is no consensus in New Hampshire on the GOP side which isn’t that unexpected given the new crop of names entering the field.