Experts: Christie’s blizzard response could hurt in the polls

Most of the Republican presidential candidates took the stage in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday evening to participate in the latest presidential debate.

Chris Christie confronts Marco Rubio in a previous Republican debate.

Chris Christie confronts Marco Rubio in a previous Republican debate. (1/28/16)

EDISON - Most of the Republican presidential candidates took the stage in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday evening to participate in the latest presidential debate.

Gov. Chris Christie was expected to take some heat in the debate about how he handled the blizzard that hit New Jersey this past weekend.

At a campaign event, Christie denied that the storm did any significant damage to the shore. This angered some New Jersey residents because there was flooding attributed to the storm all across the Jersey Shore.

Some polling experts say that his response about going down the shore “with a mop” could hurt his results in the polls.

“This is not playing well at home and this is certainly not going to play well nationally at least for the very fact that it’s taking time away from his campaign,” says Ashley Koning, with Rutgers Eagleton Poll.

However, some expected Christie to get a little more screen time during this debate because GOP front-runner Donald Trump has decided to boycott this round. Trump says he won’t attend because of unfair treatment from moderator and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.

Trump held a veterans' event Wednesday night at Drake University in Des Moines.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police in Asbury Park calling for cease fire 1 Police in Asbury Park call for cease-fire after shootings
Police worked with the prosecutor's office to conduct 2 Father speaks out against Asbury Park crime
VIDEO: 4 charged with selling heroin in Newburgh 3 VIDEO: 4 charged with selling heroin in Newburgh
News 12 took to the streets to find 4 Word on the Street: Time travel
Friday Night Football - Championships 5 Friday Night Football: Championships

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Gov. Christie apologizes for 'mop' comments Gov. Christie apologizes for ‘mop’ comments

Gov. Chris Christie has apologized for comments he made about North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello

North Wildwood mayor 'disappointed' with Christie criticism N. Wildwood mayor 'disappointed' with Christie criticism

A southern New Jersey official says he's "disappointed" to hear Gov. Chris Christie called him

Chris Christie at a campaign event in Hooksett, Christie criticized for flood comments

Gov. Chris Christie is taking some heat for comments he made while on the campaign

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE