A long way off for sure but it does give us some idea of where the support is sitting as of right now.

Report from CNN:

Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie are dead even in the key battleground state of Iowa in a hypothetical 2016 presidential showdown, according to a new poll.

In a possible 2016 White House matchup, 41% of Iowa voters say they would back Clinton, the former secretary of state, 2008 presidential candidate, U.S. senator, and first lady, if she were the Democratic nominee, with an equal amount saying they would back New Jersey Gov. Christie if he were the GOP nominee. In a hypothetical general election showdown with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Clinton has a 46%-39% edge.

Christie’s on top 49%-32% when matched up against Vice President Joe Biden, with Walker edging Biden 42%-39%, in possible showdowns.

According to the poll, Clinton has a 52%-41% favorable/unfavorable rating with Iowa voters. Christie stands at 42%-16%, with the vice president at 38%-47% and nearly two-thirds saying they don’t know enough about the Wisconsin governor to form an opinion.

Christie might have a tougher time making it through the GOP primary than he would battling Hillary Clinton but that remains to be seen.


  1. “Christie might have a tougher time making it through the GOP primary than he would battling Hillary Clinton”…

    No more truer words could be written. It should also say “Obama might have a tough time on choosing who to endorse for his successor – Clinton or Christie”.

    • DT: I doubt that would happen, since the Jersey love-fest was one-sided, with Cristie just excited about what he saw as Christmas coming early. Besides, Obama is hardly another Lieberman. . . .

      • You’re absolutely correct, Goethe! tell me you’re gonna give me $5.3 gigabucks and i can’t imagine the thank-you’s. now it could be 2020 before it’s actually airdropped into NJ.

  2. I can’t believe the congressional investigation of Benghazi is going to let Clinton skate rather she were complicit or just compliant in: not having sufficient troops / movement of arms / capture of Stevens / and “Stand Down” orders – all of which were initiated by BO

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