Gov. Chris Christie is now seen as one of only seven plausible GOP contenders for the presidential nomination.

Chris Christie files paperwork for the New Hampshire primary at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

This came from a Washington Post analysis that said Christie has fought his way back to respectability and his poll numbers have started to come up in Iowa and New Hampshire.

That's the good news for Christie.

The bad news is he is last on that list.

Marco Rubio came in number one followed by Donald Trump, despite Trump continuing to lead every poll.