CNN Poll: Chris Christie’s Lead Grows Among Possible 2016 GOP Contenders


chrisAccording to a new national poll, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) is still the early frontrunner among possible 2016 Republican presidential candidates.

The CNN/ORC International poll, conducted by telephone interviews with 843 adult Americans, found that among Republican respondents, a plurality of 24% are “most likely” to support Christie for the candidacy. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) came in second with 13% of respondents. When compared to the last time CNN conducted this poll, Christie’s lead has grown, with candidates like Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) experiencing a decline in popularity:

The same poll also found Hillary Clinton to be the overwhelming frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic nomination:

(Source: Mediaite)


  1. The challenge for Christie will be to move gradually to te right in advance of the primaries to appeal to the core Republican/Tea Party voters without appearing to flip/flop on the more progressive positions he took during the recent election campaign. See yesterday’s stories regarding his apparent reversal of his position on granting in-state tuition for undocumented aliens.

  2. 1. He’s a lot better than Hilary.

    2. If undocumented aliens are also taxpayers, why shouldn’t the fact that they are paying taxes be more important than their immigration status, especially for a benefit that is funded by the taxes they are paying. A “flip flop” on this sort of issue won’t alienate the Tea Party types, not the religious conservatives — and I doubt the nativists are going to want to support the Democrats anyways.

  3. We are two verrrrrry lonnnnnnnnnng years away from the start of the campaign. Enough of this christy kreme already. Eat coast RINOs won’t fly elsewhere

    As a party there are FAR better candidates out there!