A new Field Poll indicates that 47 percent of California voters have a complimentary view of Chris Christie. Out of four possible GOP presidential contenders, he took the top spot above Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio. Those four are also viewed favorably by Republicans, but Christie pulls above all of them among Democrats and Independents. The Morning Answer took callers and asked them their opinions on Christie’s popularity.
Brian Whitman asked Mike in Moreno Valley if Christie’s popularity was a surprise.
“Not really,” replied Mike, “’cause he’s more socially liberal. But I myself don’t like [unintelligible] – you know the elite liberal media serves as the offensive and the Democrats serve as the defense of the left so I just blindly vote the Republican line. “
Brian then asked Mike who his candidate of choice was and Mike told him it was Marco Rubio.
Brian then asked Ben Shapiro, “You’re off the Rubio bandwagon aren’t you?”
“Well Rubio hasn’t been good on immigration, and he hasn’t shown himself to have a spine yet,” explained Ben Shapiro. “The minute Rubio shows himself to have a spine then maybe he’ll be back on the bandwagon.”
Click on the player above to hear Brian Whitman, Ben Shapiro and Elisha Krauss discuss more about Christie, about the other candidates and to hear more callers comment on the popularity of the New Jersey Governor for the 2016 election.