Poll: Polar Vortex Dwarfs Christie Controversy in Public Interest

Matt Vespa
By Matt Vespa | January 13, 2014 | 4:52 PM EST

The Chris Christie witch hunt is on in New Jersey, as national and New Jersey Democrats attempt to skewer the Republican governor over "Bridge-gate."  Yet, no one really cares - at least not nearly as much as they care about the polar vortex that hit last week.

A whopping 18% of Americans are closely following this story - and 60% say they haven't changed their opinion about Governor Christie, according to a new Pew poll.  Six percent even think more favorably of him these days.

It just shows you that people don't care much about a local "scandal" involving traffic jams in an area that happens to be dominated by Democrats, who already don't like Christie.  The only ones who seem to care are in the liberal media.

The top story that gripped the minds of Americans last week was the weather: 44% of Americans were interested about the polar vortex, followed by 28% focused on the economy, and then the unemployment debate in Washington (19%).  Christie registers at 18%.

More or Less Favorable Opinion of Christie over Last Few Days? Winter Weather Leads News Interest

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