MR. CHRISTIE SOLDIERS ON
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has embarked upon a “Tell It Like It Is” tour of key states, hosting town hall meetings, shaking hands, admiring babies and sneaking in some serious policy talk when he can. Some say the straight talking governor is a has-been on the national scene. But not everybody.
“If Gov. Christie is really out of 2016 contention, no one told 3 dozen reporters who mobbed him today in New Hampshire,” tweeted Matt Katz, who covers the Christie trail for public radio in New York and New Jersey.
But alas, the Garden State citizenry is looking askance at their governor. A new Rutgers University poll released Tuesday found that 69 percent say Mr. Christie would not make “a good president” while 58 percent say he doesn’t seem “presidential.” Forty four percent say the his chances or reaching the White House have worsened, 46 percent say they are about the same, but only 6 percent say they have improved.