By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
Simply put, while Romney led the field (21% to Jeb Bush’s 17%), and his favorability remained high (62% to 24%), a full 74% of polled GOP voters expressed a preference for a new nominee in 2016.
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Gov. Chris Christie’s net favorability is down 8-points over the last year (35% to 43%). Self-described ‘very conservative’ voters are heavily negative,with only 24% favorable and 51% unfavorable. He comes in 6th place out of eight polled candidates, down to 7% support from 14% in 2014.
Scott Walker is heading in the other direction; the Wisconsin governor is up to 11% (he only scored double-digits in this poll last year) and his favorability stands at 3-to-1. Walker’s challenge (and strength)? He has the lowest name recognition of the polled field, meaning that if he can keep his favorability high, he has nowhere to go but up. If…