The bridge scandal continues to do its damage to the national image of Gov. Chris Christie. In just the past few months he has gone from having a very positive rating to a noticeably negative one with the American people.
According to a new WSJ/NBC News poll only 22 percent of Americans now view Christie positively while 29 percent view him negatively. This is a big swing from before the bridge scandal broke.
Back in October the same poll found 33 percent viewed Christie positively while only 17 percent had a negative opinion of him. He went from a rating that was +16 to one that is -7.
Christie previously had one of the best national images among current politicians but that is now gone. One of his biggest selling points in a Republican primary is currently gone. Obviously, there is a long time before the 2016 election so a lot can change but Christie’s path to the presidency has gotten more difficult.