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New Jersey Governor Chris Christiestands on stage before being sworn in for his second term as governor in the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, New Jersey, January 21, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Turns out people don't like dicks after all!
In the wake of "Bridgegate," the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal, several measures of New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie's 2016 presidential prospects are down, as he trails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 46 - 38 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

This compares to the results of a December 11 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University showing Gov. Christie at 42 percent and Secretary Clinton at 41 percent. The December results were almost identical to those of a November 13 survey.

Those surveys in November and December came at the Democrats' polling nadir, during the disastrous Obamacare rollout. Still, a nine-point swing in a single month?

What's funny is that Christie, eight points behind, is still the strongest contender against Hillary. She beats Rand Paul 49-39, Ted Cruz 50-35, and Jeb Bush 49-38.

In Republican primary match-ups, Christie went from 17 percent in a 10-man field, to 12 percent. Paul Ryan seems to have scooped up most of that support, going from nine to 13 percent. Interestingly, Cruz also saw a big drop, from 13 to nine percent. He better shut something down soon, or he might lose even more support!

In Democratic primary match-ups, Clinton gets 65 percent to Joe Biden's eight and Andrew Cuomo's 3 (ha ha!). They include Elizabeth Warren for some bizarre reasons, and she's at seven percent. Really, there is no Democratic primary if Hillary runs.

Back to Christie, a month ago, 49 percent of respondents thought he would make a good president. That's down to 35 percent today. So from half, to barely a third. That's pretty much an epic collapse. And this scandal is nowhere near its conclusion.


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Originally posted to kos on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 10:22 AM PST.

Also republished by Christie Investigations and Daily Kos.

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