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Black Voters Really Do Not Trust Chris Christie Post–Bridge Scandal

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks about his knowledge of a traffic study that snarled traffic at the George Washington Bridge during a news conference on January 9, 2014 at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey. According to reports Christie's Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly is accused of giving a signal to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge, allegedly as punishment for the Fort Lee, New Jersey mayor not endorsing the Governor during the election.
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The New Jersey governor’s favorability rating dropped 42 points since October among black respondents to a new NBC/WSJ poll. Christie suffered a 35-point drop among Democrats, and even lost seven points with Republicans, while 44 percent of those surveyed believe he is not telling the whole truth about the traffic jam. Enlisted to state the obvious, a GOP pollster admitted, “It changes the starting point of a national campaign.”

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