Polls show the popularity of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declining, but that's to be expected amid Bridge-gate. The concern, for him, will be the people now hearing of him for the first time.
After years of trying, Chris Christie finally got Bruce Springsteen to talk to him after the superstorm Sandy mess. Now the musician has criticized the governor over the 'bridgegate' affair. The bromance is over.
Et tu, Bruce? When New Jersey's other favorite son, Bruce Springsteen – himself a Chris Christie favorite – takes the stage to pile on over 'bridgegate,' well, it just might hurt.
As unlikely as it seems, there may yet be a silver lining for Chris Christie in the Bridgegate fallout. With Democrats on the attack, Republicans are rallying to Christie's defense.
Fully 76 percent of Pew poll respondents closely followed news of the polar vortex, compared with just 39 percent – about half – who did the same for the Chris Christie-Bridgegate saga. Good news for the governor.
Chris Christie faces a widening probe involving more close aides, more questions, and more scandals. And it's not just the press and New Jersey lawmakers in the investigation, it's also the feds.