If a presidential primary was held today in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie would win the Republican nod, as would former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the Democrats' side. The latest Quinnipiac University poll finds Clinton would then defeat Christie by double digits in a head-to-head matchup.
Before his State of the State address Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie held an off-the-record briefing with national media outlets only and shut out New Jersey journalists . That could be viewed as one sign that he will toss his hat in the ring and run for president in 2016, but other signals were clearly evident in the speech as well.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In Washington, in Iowa, in New Hampshire, really in any place that's already talking about the 2016 campaign for president, just about everyone expects Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president.
In mid-December, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced he was exploring a run for the White House - a move some feel would cut into Gov. Chris Christie's moderate Republican base should he decide to run for president in 2016. One veteran political insider said no one should rule Christie out just yet.
By a 13-point margin New Jersey voters don't believe Gov. Chris Christie would make a good president and they said he wouldn't beat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton anyway. These are two key findings in a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- A half-dozen potential Republican presidential contenders spent last week peacocking through the sprawling, manicured grounds of a pink luxury resort, schmoozing with donors and sizing up the competition in the party's most fractured field in decades.
Gov. Chris Christie last night said he has still not made a decision about running for president in 2016 but didn't rule out a willingness to consider a vice-presidential invitation. And he seemed to enjoy sharing some tongue-in-cheek considerations about the potential impact of a successful run on his children.
New Jersey voters give Gov. Chris Christie one of his lowest job approval ratings ever, as a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning shows that he also trails Democrat Hillary Clinton by double digits in a hypothetical 2016 presidential matchup.
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