Governor Christie was stumping for Rep. Steve King, (R-IA) yesterday in Altoona, Save Jerseyans. I’m sure you’re all aware that Iowa is also one of the cycle’s most competitive presidential battlegrounds, with both parties pouring huge percentages of their respective warchests into the Hawkeye State. Public polling continues to show a 1-to-2 point race between Obama and Romney there, and judging by the money on the ground/airwaves, internal polling likely reflects the same result.
The Big Guy touched on familiar themes — “real leaders don’t follow polls; real leaders change polls” — but he also doubled-down on the notion that real leaders “say no” to failed governmental policies of the past (read “tax and spend”); Christie had vocally defended Governor Romney’s “47%” comments earlier this week on New Jersey soil:
Governor Christie will spend the rest of his weekend helping Governor Gary Herbert (R-UT) and Gubernatorial Candidate Dave Spence (R-MO).