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Jonathan Bernstein

How Sarah Palin Helps Chris Christie

 I can’t help noting that a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll has New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s ratings going up among “Core Republicans” following the terrible publicity he received from the bridge scandal.

Let's start with the caveats: It's one poll. It's from one subsample. It's not a huge effect. It could easily just be statistical noise.

Still, I can't help noting that a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll has New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's ratings going up among "Core Republicans" following the terrible publicity he received from the bridge scandal. In October 32 percent had a favorable view of him; now he's up to 42 percent with positive feelings (via the always invaluable Political Wire).