A fascinating Quinnipiac poll taking the temperature of some well known national politicians among registered voters (MoE +/- 2.6) was released today, with interesting findings.
Chris Christie leads the pack (see top graphic) but only because of support of Democrats and independents. While Christie is doing a good job of capturing the anger about The Way Things Are, among Republicans he trails 2012 loser Rick Santorum, highlighting his difficulties in the GOP primary (think Iowa and South Carolina).
For example, Christie's temp score among GOP voters is 59.8 while Paul Ryan is the standard setter at 68.7, followed by Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Rand Paul, Jeb Bush and Santorum (all above 60).
If you want more on that, see yesterday's Gov. Chris Christie/Sen. Rand Paul feud could make Christie president and Libertarian populism and the battle for the Perot vote.
Christie gets a 53.1 temperature rating overall. Meanwhile, just behind Christie are four Democrats, three of them women. In addition to Obama (47.6) and Hillary (52.1), we have Elizabeth Warren (49.2) and Kirsten Gillibrand (47.6) scoring well. For relatively new faces, those are remarkable numbers for Warren and Gillibrand.
While that speaks little about anyone's chances, it's hard not to conclude that folks are not happy with the status quo.
Politicians, take note.