New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had been suferring since the “bridge gate” scandal erupted months ago but it appears some of this baggage is starting to fall away, at least in the eyes of some GOP primary voters.

Report from Fox News:

With about 20 months to go before the Iowa precinct caucuses, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul lead the pack for the Republican presidential nomination. Meanwhile, former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton continues to hold a huge lead among Democrats, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday.

Three possible GOP candidates capture double-digit support among self-identified Republicans: Christie receives 15 percent, which puts him just ahead of Bush and Paul both at 14 percent.

Next, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan receives nine percent, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at eight percent, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at seven percent, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum each at five percent. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal comes in at two percent.

Here is the breakdown for easier consumption:

15% – Chris Christie
14% – Rand Paul, Jeb Bush (tied)
9% – Paul Ryan
8% – Marco Rubio
7% – Ted Cruz
5% – Scott Walker, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum (tied)
2% – Bobby Jindal

The fact that Christie has regained the top spot after losing out to Rand Paul in recent months maybe says more about the rest of the Republican field than it does Christie. Obviously there is still quite a bit of indecisiveness among most GOP primary voters. The good news is that they’ve got twenty more months to make a decision and a lot changes between now and then.


  1. If the GOP takes on a RINO like Christie instead of a real Republican like Ted Cruz, it will be the last straw and expect the party of Lincoln and Reagan to end up in the ash heap of history. After the McCain and Romney disasters you would think the party with which I have voted these past forty years would have learned something. If they are that clueless, I’m with Sean Hannity in that it is time for a new (genuinely conservative) party to rise up to replace them. It would be a tragedy indeed!

  2. I guess to put a frontrunner back in place, all you have to do is pull a Bush out of the closet. . .

    • On the other hand the other idiot — Hitlery Clinton — is way ahead of the Dems idiots so far.

      Even better news!

    • Bob: That’s an odd toon. I get the message that they are saying that Christie is a thug, and also that he is the establishment GOP’s guy. But the Tea Partier IS carrying a handful of cash. So you could read it that the Tea Partier is usurping what belongs to the GOP, and Christie is standing up for what’s right.

      Why did they put that cash in the Tea Partier’s hand?

        • Sam: No. I didn’t get it.

          But now that I think about it, maybe the cartoonist was saying that the “cash” was campaign donations.

          Is that it?

          • Goethe – yepper, Christie is super pissed that Koch’s are sending their $$ to TeaParty / Libertarians – of which they belong to both and they also own FreedomWatch. Tess is also upset that Koch Bros et all make 90% of their donations (openingly) to TeaParty/Libertarians and only 10% to Democrats party.
            Unlike Soros, Buffett, Gates who donate 100% Democrats, and much of it covertly and multiple hands.

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