Christie Finishes Last in Tea Party Presidential Poll

Conservative base isn’t so hot on scandal-plagued governor.

Townhall.com, a conservative site, reports: “An online, semi-scientific poll of more than 60,000 grassroots conservative activists shows that the GOP base is strongly in favor of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), and Dr. Ben Carson running for president in 2016. And to the surprise of no one, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) finished nowhere near the top of the list. … My guess is that Christie’s self-serving theatrics in 2012 coupled with his (at times) outspoken hostility towards fellow Republicans have made him a persona non grata in most Tea Party circles. Put differently, it doesn’t matter if he would be a more effective president — or even more electable — than some of these other candidates. Most grassroots activists simply do not want him to be the 2016 Republican presidential nominee. Period.”

 

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  • Tracer Bullet

    Well, dang. Now I have to think about voting for him.

  • intrepidtrips

    And he has alienated his normal conservative base with his bullying tactics, endless lies, using tax payer funded helicopters for his personal use, staying in outrageously top-of-the-line hotels when traveling on the taxpayer dollar, ineffective governance…

  • dannicamero

    NJ discontents want Corzine back.

  • Jane Yavis

    Wait, Joel, when he was hugging Obama on the beach, Right Wing Nut Jobs were on the Vapors. How does Christie win them back???? Act like a Mobster, blame everyone else, bully those who dare question his integrity, and call the press stupid,,,,,,,and they love him again. All I have wanted to hear is ONE SINGLE personal friend publicly vouch for his integrity.

  • DTurner

    Was Christie ever popular with the Tea Party wing? I thought he was viewed as more of a centerist darling.