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Chris Christie Is More Popular Among Democrats Than Republicans

New Jersey’s Republican governor, Chris Christie, is increasingly being spoken about through the 2016 lens. And while Christie may or may not have presidential aspirations, a new poll shows that his popularity, nationally, is higher among Democrats than it is among members of his own party.

Overall, according to Public Policy Polling, Christie’s favorability is strong: 51 percent to 23 percent. He stands +29 with Democrats (52 percent to 23 percent), compared to +21 with Republicans (48 percent to 27 percent).

It’s among independents, however, that Christie is most popular: 52 percent to 18 percent.

According to PPP, “Compared to a month ago he’s up a net 12 points with Democrats and down a net 11 points with Republicans.”

The governor also currently holds a 73 percent approval rating from his own state’s registered voters — with 61 percent saying the state is moving in the right direction. Those giving rave reviews include 62 percent of Democrats and seven in 10 women.

Christie himself hasn’t been shy about promoting New Jersey as an example for Washington, D.C., which was a piece of advice MSNBC host Joe Scarborough hammered home this morning.

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