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.
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