Ladies' Man: Chris Christie Leads Likely 2016 GOP Contenders In Favorability Among Women

Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr. | December 19, 2012 | 11:28 AM EST

Fifty-seven percent of women have a favorable opinion of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, according to a new poll.

The Public Mind poll conducted by Farleigh Dickinson University found that 57 percent of women view the Republican governor favorably, compared to 53 percent of men.

Christie is the only likely 2016 Republican candidate who registers majority support among both men and women, with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio scoring a 49% favorability rating among men, and 43% among women.  Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal had a similar score: 47% to 44%.

Among registered voters - male and female - Christie scores a 55 percent favorability rating.

Other poll findings show more good news for the NJ Governor:

  • Christie is favored by a majority of Republicans at 59%
  • Among Democrats, the governor scores a 52% rating
  • Independents have a 57% favorable opinion of Chris Christie

Governor Christie is also the only figure who registers majority support among non-whites, with a 50 percent approval.  He leads the next highest figure, Marco Rubio by 18 points.

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