Since Chris Christie’s standing with Republicans outside New Jersey has suffered as of late, Save Jerseyans, the Governor’s team may be trying to begin the reconciliation process that will almost certainly kick into high gear after November.
Step 2: publicly re-declare his love for the Dallas Cowboys…
A RINO from the Northeast would never pull for a Texas team like the Cowboys, right? It’s great base politics, folks, effectively being the sports equivalent of Cristina Kirchner resurrecting the Falklands issue whenever the economy tanks. Sure, it makes this Eagles fan throw up a little bit in his mouth (I’m sure you Blue Men concur), but of all the troubles in the world this isn’t among the worst. I guess.
I’m glad another Democrat realized that voting for Barbara Buono is antithetical to the state’s best interests, Save Jerseyans. It’s a promising development. I only wish that some of these Dems were jumping ship for ideological reasons, too, rather than simply having come to respect (and fear) this Governor’s gravitas.
A little late breaking news tonight, Save Jerseyans.
The New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division has ruled that Governor Chris Christie’s October 16th special election plan passes muster. Christie’s initial action following Frank Lautenberg’s passing drew a lawsuit from Democrats.
Chris Christie is up over Barbara Buono by 30 points ahead of November. Cory Booker leads his Democrat primary field for August and the potential GOP challengers heading into October. No surprises thus far, Save Jerseyans.
The most interesting aspect of Patrick Murray’s latest Monmouth University poll concern a potential turnout model for this fall’s elections:
Current voter models suggest that turnout for the November general election will be about 45% of registered voters. This is slightly lower than the 47% to 49% turnout levels New Jersey has seen in gubernatorial races over the past decade. The U.S. Senate race in October appears likely to result in even lower turnout, currently pegged at about 40% compared to a more typical 46% to 48% turnout. The Monmouth University Poll’s likely voter model is based on a combination of past voting history from voter registration files and self-reported intention to vote in either the October special election or the November general election.
While Republicans (87 percent), Democrats (85 percent), and independents (88 percent) all overwhelmingly approve Christie’s post-Sandy recovery efforts, partisans show double-digit differences in their support for Christie on virtually every other issue. Division is particularly strong on what most voters continue to say are the two most important problems in New Jersey – the economy (including jobs) and taxes. Just 41 percent of all voters approve Christie’s handling of these issues, with support among Democrats at just over one-quarter, while more than 60 percent of Republicans approve.
The effects of Sandy continue to buoy Christie’s overall ratings: 70 percent approve of his job performance, 64 percent have a favorable impression, and 58 percent award Christie an A or B for his work. Overall ratings show little change from the last Rutgers-Eagleton Poll in April 2013.”
So yes, the Sandy aftermath continues to significantly enhance Governor Christie’s job approval rating. I’m not trying to be a pain in the rear, folks, but “buoy” may not be the most accurate word choice…
Governor Chris Christie has appointed New Jersey’s Attorney General, Jeffrey S. Chiesa, to the U.S. Senate effective this upcoming Monday June 10th…
Chiesa, who described himself today as a “conservative Republican… generally speaking,” is a placeholder… both men confirmed that he will NOT participate in the special GOP primary… what that means for the August field is unknown at the present time.
Watch video from the Thursday afternoon announcement below…