Reader Poll: Chris Christie is GOP’s Best Shot in PA

Chris ChristieA majority of PoliticsPA readers think New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is the Republican Party’s best shot for winning Pennsylvania in the 2016 presidential election.

372 readers (53%) picked Christie out of a 12-man field. 701 people voted in total.

Former Pa. Gov. and DHS Sec. Tom Ridge coming in a distant second with 80 votes (11%). With 27 votes, former Pa. Senator Rick Santorum came in 8th place.

Christie has been mentioned as a potential presidential candidate since at least 2011 and as a possible running mate for the GOP’s 2012 nominee, Mitt Romney, before the selection of Ryan. Multiple national polls taken since the 2012 election indicate Christie is a top-tier candidate for the 2016 GOP nomination.

Here are the full results:

Which Republican would have the best shot in PA in 2016?


  • Chris Christie, New Jersey Governor (53%)
  • Tom Ridge, former Pa. Governor & DHS Sec (12%)
  • Jon Huntsman, former Utah Governor (7%)
  • Rand Paul, Kentucky Senator (7%)
  • Jeb Bush, former Florida Governor (4%)
  • Ted Cruz, Texas Senator (4%)
  • Marco Rubio, Florida Senator (4%)
  • Rick Santorum, former Pa. Senator (4%)
  • Scott Walker, Wisconsin Governor (2%)
  • Bobby Jindal, Louisiana Governor (1%)
  • Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Congressman (1%)
  • Rick Perry, Texas Governor (1%)

Total Voters: 701

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2 Responses

  1. Kathleen, what exactly makes Gov. Christie unethical, immoral or unpatriotic?

  2. There would be a mass exodus from the GOP if they selected Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, or Tom Ridge as their nominee.

    The days of voters selecting a President in the manner they now call in to vote for the winner on a reality show are over. We do not need any more crass and classless narcissists. We desperately need ethical, moral and patriotic public servants.

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