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  •  Dems have been no friend to public workers (3+ / 0-)
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    either, from Arne Duncan to Rahm E, to Chris Christie, the patsy of the South Jersey Dem machine....oh wait Christie is a Republican.

    •  Heard on a XM radio program, The Press Pool, (0+ / 0-)

      that Christie has a higher approval rating among Democrats, than among Republicans.

      If this is accurate, go figure.

      Mollie

      "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible."-- Frank L. Gaines


      hiddennplainsight

      by musiccitymollie on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 11:07:20 AM PDT

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      •  where? not in NJ (1+ / 0-)
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        approval in NJ is  89-6 R and 48-41 D

        Christie (Pew) is nationally 47 fav/30 unfav, don't know what he is with Dems.

        "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!" — Upton Sinclair

        by Greg Dworkin on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 11:27:47 AM PDT

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        •  way too high for a complete fuck up (1+ / 0-)
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          both as a governor and as  human being.

        •  Greg, since "The Press Pool" doesn't have audio (1+ / 0-)
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          podcasts, I can't post the show where the host (Julie Mason) read this poll.

          A quick "DuckDuckGo" search brought up several results showing that Christie has higher "favorables" among Dems than Repubs (it may mean nationally).

          In some areas, Christie's policies are not that different from many corporatist Dems.  Especially on education--he loves this Administration and Arne Duncan.  A couple of years ago, he was on YouTube video praising Duncan and the Obama Admin ed policies.

          And he famously got along with the President during Sandy or some national disaster (not that I'm criticizing that, BTW).  

          So, I don't know, since I'm not from NJ.

          Just know what Mason said, on her show.  I truthfully don't recall the "name" of the poll she was citing.  Just happened to have her show on while I was paying bills online.  ;-)

          Here's a couple of excerpts and links that came up when I did a "search."  Again, which of these polls Mason was referring to, I truly don't know.

          Gallup: Christie More Favorable Among Dems Than GOP Voters

          WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A new poll finds that Wisconsin representative and 2012 vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is the most popular politician among Republicans.

          In a Gallup poll of recent GOP newsmakers being listed as 2016 presidential possibilities, Paul Ryan was given a 69 percent favorable rating among right-leaning U.S. adults. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was also rated favorably, while Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was actually given a higher net favorable rating among Democrats than among Republicans.

          But the GOP politicians’ favorable ratings are not echoed by Democrats or the U.S. population as a whole.

          and,

          Poll: Christie Approval Higher With Democrats Than Republicans

          Chris Christie's popularity is growing, but Democrats view the New Jersey governor more favorably than do members of his own Republican party.

          According to a new nationwide Wall Street Journal/NBC poll, 43 percent of Democrats said they view Christie positively, compared with just 40 percent of Republicans and 41 percent of independents.

          and, this one where his rating is slightly higher for Repubs, but VERY high among Democrats, as well.

          Rutgers poll: Christie approval ratings remain high

          By PolitickerNJ Staff | June 12th, 2013 - 12:05am

          NEW BRUNSWICK – Gov. Chris Christie maintains high job performance ratings, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Wednesday.

          On the one hand, Christie has a 70 percent approval rating of his job performance, and breakdowns are strong in various political leanings: Republicans (87 percent), Democrats (85 percent), and independents (88 percent).

          I don't agree with everything Mason says, but she appears to be pretty accurate in her reporting.

          She conducts interviews with top newsprint reporters from NYT, WaPo, Reuters, The Hill, Politico, etc., etc.

          Mollie

          "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible."-- Frank L. Gaines


          hiddennplainsight

          by musiccitymollie on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 01:02:38 PM PDT

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          •  I know her (POTUS channel, XM) (0+ / 0-)

            and she's reliable. I just couldn't put my finger on a recent source. Thanks for looking it up.

            The "more positive with Ds" refers to nationwide from Gallup and WSJ/NBC.

            In the Rutgers poll, indies were highest by a hair, but D R and I were all similar. And that is NJ.

            "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!" — Upton Sinclair

            by Greg Dworkin on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 05:34:57 PM PDT

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          •  new Q poll supports your point (1+ / 0-)
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            "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!" — Upton Sinclair

            by Greg Dworkin on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 04:47:45 AM PDT

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