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Popularity and principle

It’s rare when both go hand in hand in politics.

After all, it’s not always easy to do what’s right when the opposition is screaming bloody murder.

Unless you’re Chris Christie.

In what may be a preview of John Kasich’s first year, Chris Christie made what some would call painful cuts in state government in order to balance the budget. He also faced off against the teachers unions and began his fight for a reformed pension system.

Usually, such cuts woud be demonized by the opposition and turn public opinion against Christie.

Well, Christie was demonized. But the people love him anyway.

In a new poll released by Quinnipiac, Chris Christie’s approval rating stands at 51-38 overall and 56-32 among Independents. Christie even gets 22% approval from Democrats.

Compare that to New Jersey’s two Democratic Senators who are both underwater in their approval ratings.

What about Obama? He comes in at 46-50 overall and 42-55 among Independents.

In New Jersey.

The world is upside down.

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Third Base Politics is an Ohio-centric conservative blog that has been featured at Hot Air, National Review, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and others.


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