Still dogged by scandal and poor poll numbers in New Jersey, it was a re-energized Chris Christie who began a two-day trip through New Hampshire.

(AP Photo/Jim Cole)

After a series of face-to-face meet-and-greets and Town Hall meetings in the Granite State, Christie has seen his poll numbers take a dramatic jump up.

That has given Team Christie hope.

They believe he can change voters minds if he does he does best: talk to them one-on-one.