Thursday, August 25, 2011

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN BORN TO RUN NEW JERSEY?

Bruce Springsteen
We all know Bruce Springsteen is The Boss of rock…but it turns out he could also be New Jersey’s boss, if he wanted to.

A hypothetical survey by Public Policy Polling puts Springsteen ahead of Republican incumbent Chris Christie as New Jersey’s next Governor.

Christie’s approval rating currently sits at 43%, but the survey suggests that Springsteen would get the gig if he ran as a Democrat in the 2013 election.

PPP reports they added Springsteen’s name to their survey “just for fun,” to see how the rocker would fare in a run against Christie. Each would start out at 42%, but there's a lot more room for growth for the Boss because while only 4% of Republicans are undecided, 23% of Democrats say they're not sure who they would vote for. If Springsteen ran and came across as a credible candidate he'd likely see a large increase in that Democratic support.

Springsteen has favorability numbers any politician would die for: 50% of voters see him positively to only 22% with an unfavorable opinion; he has favorable numbers across party lines although perhaps because of his well known politics he's seen a good deal more positively by Democrats (63/10) than Republicans (38/35).

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