It is amusing to see Christie and his supporters act like Donald Trump in claiming victory out of a resounding defeat. True, Christie landed tough punches against Rubio. it is arguable he may have hurt him with those punches. We will see Tuesday. Frankly, if Rubio still finishes second or third, Christie’s punches will be yesterday’s sushi.
The fundamental truth about the Republican primary is that there is only going to be one nominee coming out of this to face the Democrat. Proving you are almost as good at being Donald Trump as Donald Trump is not going to get you nominated.
WASHINGTON — In a poll taken before and after the Iowa caucuses, only one Republican presidential candidates lost support among likely New Hampshire primary voters: Gov. Chris Christie. Christie’s support fell by more than half, to 4 percent after the caucuses from 9 percent before them in the CNN/WMUR poll released Thursday. Before the caucuses, the… Read the rest of this entry »
During his press conference this afternoon, Governor Chris Christie confirmed published reports that he has personally apologized to North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello for calling him “crazy” during a Town Hall meeting on the presidential campaign trail in New Hampshire yesterday.
Christie said that the “crazy” remarks were not the first time, and probably won’t be the last, that he got carried away at town hall style event.
He said he felt bad about the remarks when he woke this morning and called Rosenello at 8 or 8:30 a. m.
Christie said that he suspected that the young woman who asked the question that prompted his rant was a plant from an adversary, since the woman would not give the governor the names or phone numbers of her family in New Jersey so that he could call them.
View the interaction that caused the controversy below:
AMES, IA. — Gov. Chris Christie said that he is against universal background checks for Americans seeking to buy firearms. Speaking at a town hall meeting at Brick City Grill on Saturday morning, a mother of two said that the level of gun violence in the nation “terrifies me” and asked Christie if he “stands with… Read the rest of this entry »
TRENTON — For the second time in less than four days, Gov. Chris Christie has changed his position on when and how he did a turnaround on supporting New Jersey’s semiautomatic weapons ban. Christie, appearing on a taped interview that aired Sunday morning, conceded it was his time traveling the country as governor and chairman of… Read the rest of this entry »
TRENTON — Donald Trump on Monday night unleashed a new set of blistering attacks on Gov. Chris Christie, his rival for the Republican presidential nomination, at one point saying the New Jersey governor “can’t win because of his past.” Trump, the former Atlantic City casino mogul who has been leading the GOP race for months, made… Read the rest of this entry »
In the weeks since Donald Trump ignited a firestorm by claiming “thousands and thousands” of Muslims in Jersey City cheered the fall of the twin towers on 9/11, elected officials, religious leaders and a former state attorney general denied the existence of celebrations in the city that day. Media outlets, after scouring archived news stories and… Read the rest of this entry »
Donald Trump will probably have nice things to say about the Monmouth University Poll again. Trump derided Patrick Murray’s poll last week that showed his support in Iowa slipping to Senator Ted Cruz. Previously, Trump has praised Monmouth polls that show him during well.
In a poll released today, Murray is 95% certain that Trump’s national support for the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination among Republican voters is between 36% and 46%.
Trump’s next closest competitor is Texas Senator Ted Cruz, with 9-19% support. (95% certainty). Trump’s current support is up from 28% in the October Monmouth Poll that he said nice things about.
Murray surveyed 1006 randomly selected American adults. 358 of them self-identified as Republican or Republican leaning voters.
A Monmouth University Poll released this morning puts Texas Senator Ted Cruz in the lead of the 2016 Republican Iowa Caucus with the support of 24% of Iowa voters likely to attend the February 1st caucus.
Cruz’s support appears to have come at the expense of Dr. Ben Carson, who dropped from 32% in an October Monmouth poll to 13% today. Cruz was at only 10% in November.
Donald Trump and Florida Senator Marco Rubio are within 2 points of each other for second in today’s poll. Trump has 19% and Rubio 17%.
Evangelical voters, who make up about half of the Iowa GOP caucus electorate, back Cruz (30%) over Trump (18%), Rubio (16%), and Carson (15%). In October, Carson held the advantage with this group – garnering 36% support to 18% for Trump, 12% for Cruz, and 9% for Rubio.
Cruz also has an edge among voters who call themselves tea party supporters. He commands 36% support among this group, compared to 20% for Trump, 17% for Carson, and 11% for Rubio. In October, this group gave their vote to Carson (30%) over Trump (22%), Cruz (17%), and Rubio (8%).
There is a notable gender difference among caucusgoers’ preferences. Men prefer Cruz (29%) and Trump (24%) over Rubio (12%) and Carson (12%). Women support Rubio (23%) and Cruz (19%) over Carson (15%) and Trump (14%).