Hillary Would Beat Christie in a Presidential Election… in New Jersey

Don’t be fooled by all the high poll numbers for Christie. After helping Obama, he’s popular even among some Democrats. But the popularity of any Republican with Democrats is only a temporary phenomenon that does not extend past the first time he runs for president.

John McCain, Mitt Romney and even Sarah Palin were all once reasonably popular among some Democrats and even the media as reformers who weren’t tied to a partisan agenda. All that went away 5 seconds after they challenged Obama. Christie gets praised now, but the moment he runs against Hillary, all the people now saying that they wish more Republicans were like Christie will be depicting him as an extreme extremist who represents the extreme extremism of a Republican Party that has long ago left behind moderates like Goldwater and Reagan.

Even now, cocooned by enthusiastic liberals in the media, Christie still couldn’t even beat Hillary in his own state.

The New Jersey governor has the highest approval rating, 74 percent, in Quinnipiac University’s 17 years of polling the Garden State. Only 22 percent disapprove of his job performance. Seventy-one percent of voters believe Christie deserves reelection this year, including 48 percent of Democrats. He leads Democratic challenger Barbara Buono, 62 percent to 25 percent.

But in a potential 2016 matchup with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Garden State won’t stand by its man. Forty-nine percent would pick Clinton, and 45 percent would vote for Christie. While Christie is popular with the state’s Democrats, that support melts away in a matchup with Clinton. A full 86 percent would back her.

Christie got a free ride to another term as Governor of New Jersey after his clammy embrace of Obama. Senator Lautenberg was shoved aside to make way for Cory Booker to avoid a bruising fight between Booker and Christie. Christie gets to go on talk shows and yuk it up, while plenty of Sandy victims are still living in tents. But the media will not give any Republican an even break when it comes to a national election.

The media will sometimes take it easy on liberal Republicans as a strategic maneuver, but it will ruthlessly go after any Republican who forgets his place and tries to head for the White House.

  • JacksonPearson

    Chris Christie is a self promoting person. In his GOP convention speech, Christie was promoting Christie and not the candidate that was suppose to beat Obama. Than later, talk as he may, he showed his true RAT colors with Hurricane Sandy, and Obama. To me Christie, along with the likes of Colin Powell, are through.

    The question isn’t why Obama headed down to New Jersey. The question is why Christie, who has a state to run, didn’t do the same as Andrew Cuomo and Michael Bloomberg and tell Obama to stay home.

    And the answer is simple: he’s playing politics.

    Now, Christie isn’t playing presidential politics the way that Obama is. No, he’s playing gubernatorial politics. Come November 2013, Christie will find himself up for re-election. What’s more, his likely opponent will be Newark Mayor Corey Booker, a supremely popular figure in the state with impeccable credentials and cross-the-aisle appeal. His politics are far more moderate than Barack Obama’s, even though he’s certainly a liberal (which matches the state). Not just that – Booker has been all over the Hurricane Sandy fallout. He was using his Twitter account to attempt to distribute emergency information and reach out to individual constituents. Even more dramatic, Booker drove around the city trying to help residents and deliver supplies. And he apparently didn’t bring a camera crew with him.

  • Spikey1

    When the race is between a Democrat and another Democrat, the better Democrat will win……..

    Proof: Romney vs Obama

    The same would hold true today between Christie and Hillary in NJ. Hillary would win.

    • Bright Knight

      so for the Libtards it would a win-win-situation…. whether it's the islamist-befriending Libtard Chris Islamie or Hitlary…

  • BLJ

    The heading should say: "Christie would EAT Hillary" . That slob is the definition of a RINO. He is also about the size of one.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    As to Christie, well, he is all over the map, neither here nor there. His most dangerous flaw is his blind spot re Islam, and that is NO small matter.
    In any case, as to Hill, what does it say about a public, in any state, which still sees her as a viable candidate, even after her role in Benghazigate and her close association with Huma Abedin – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/01/25/benghazigate-

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • Bright Knight

      you're right. The people are either indoctrinated or plain stupid

  • BLJ

    There is no Benghazigate. There should be. But there is not. If there was Comrade O and Hill would both be modeling orange jumpsuits.

  • john spielman

    Christy, being a traitor to conservatism, even give traitors a bad name

  • Indioviejo

    Christy is a Muslim apologist in need of a party if he is to run in 2016. I don't expect him to come near a nomination.

  • mah29001

    Christie is just a larger version of Mitt Romney, not making fun of fat people just saying so in this sad case.