By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
Signs of life?
While Donald Trump still leads the New Hampshire GOP field with 26% in Patrick Murray‘s latest Monmouth poll, Save Jerseyans, down 2-points, Marco Rubio (13%) in now a close third to Ben Carson (16%) and Chris Christie (5%) has improved by 3-points since the last survey
You can check out the full polling report here.
Rubio jumps to 27% when “second choices” are factored in while Christie stands further down the list at 13%.
Most significantly for Christie and his supporters? According to the report, his “rating has improved much more dramatically, now standing at a very positive 54% favorable and 32% unfavorable, compared to a negative 38% – 46% result two months ago. “
“Marco Rubio’s standout performance in the last debate seems to have paid dividends in a contest that was supposed to be dominated by his former mentor Jeb Bush,” explainted Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute based in West Long Branch. “Rubio’s newfound support seems to be a little softer than for other candidates at the front of the pack, but it is not particularly solid for anybody.”
And concerning Christie, while it’s way too soon to call it a comeback, signs of life is probably a fair assessment. He ain’t dead yet, at least not in New Hampshire. The critical question remains who drops when, and does money hold out, long enough for him to reach his ceiling… whatever that is.