By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
It’s still too soon to call it a “comeback,” Save Jerseyans, but we can now say that Chris Christie‘s polling position in the critical first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire is improving.
That’s with just under three months left to go before the February 9th Granite State contest which, historically, decides the fate of at least a couple of candidates. New Jersey’s candidate has all-but admitted it’s a do-or-die for his own campaign.
Two polls in a row – WBUR/Mass Inc. last week and Gravis over the weekend – now show the Governor up to 8%. It’s not a seismic leap, but while he’s 7th place in the RCP average, the last two polls find him in 5th and tied for 4th place, respectively.
Does anyone else drop between now and February? If so, can Christie grab any of their supporters? Does he make it back to the big debate (his national numbers haven’t budged)? And will his “pro life for the whole life” message tailor-fit for New Hampshire propel him further? Or is he hitting a ceiling notwithstanding putting huge amounts of time in on the ground?
We’ll be watching…