×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: christie | jersey | governor | president

Poll: Christie Leads Among Potential GOP Candidates for 2016

By    |   Tuesday, 18 December 2012 03:10 PM EST

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has the lead among several potential Republican presidential candidates for 2016, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University poll.

Among registered voters who have heard of him, 55 percent view Christie favorably, compared to 46 percent for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and 45 percent for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Then comes former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, with a 32 percent favorable rating among those who know of him, followed by former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum with 31 percent.

As for Christie, “his appeal is likely based on his call for bipartisanship during his high-profile speech at the GOP convention, as well as the praise he had for President Obama in the days after Hurricane Sandy ravaged his state,” Krista Jenkins, director of the poll, said in a statement.

The New Jersey governor receives bipartisan support. He’s viewed favorably by 59 percent of Republicans, 52 percent of Democrats, and 57 percent of independents.

When it comes to name recognition, Bush topped the chart at 80 percent, followed by Santorum at 79 percent, Christie at 68 percent, Rubio at 56 percent, and Jindal at 37 percent.

“Gov. Jindal’s low visibility is somewhat of a silver lining for him,” Jenkins said. “If he should assume more national visibility, his strong favorability rating provides a good foundation to build upon.”



© 2022 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Politics
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has the lead among several potential Republican presidential candidates for 2016, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University poll.
christie,jersey,governor,president
221
2012-10-18
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 03:10 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved