Clay Richards on Chris Christie

Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute: “Six out of 10 voters say they do not know enough about (Christopher) Christie to form an opinion and nearly as many say they were unaware he is the federal prosecutor who put more than 100 New Jersey politicians out of office. When told of his record as a prosecutor, about a third of those who did not have an opinion about him said they were more likely to vote for him after hearing about his record.”

“But a third of voters, including one in five Republicans, say being a prosecutor has not given Christie enough experience to be Governor. On the other hand, half the voters say that in the current economic crisis the state needs a new face as governor, while only 37 percent say a businessman should lead the state,” said Richards.

Clay Richards on Chris Christie