New Jersey Gov. and Republican Convention keynote speaker Chris Christie is well-liked, but his speech did little to bolster his status in his home state, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University. From their analysis:
Watching Christie's convention speech were 70 percent of Republican voters, 48 percent of Democrats and 58 percent of independent voters. Among all voters, 22 percent think more favorably of Christie while 18 percent think less favorably and 54 percent say the speech did not affect their opinion.
"If Gov. Christopher Christie's speech marked the opening of a 2016 presidential campaign he might want to try again. People who like the governor liked the speech; those who don't didn't. The net result - zero," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
"Gov. Christie gets OK job-approval numbers overall and a solid plus among men, but he needs to do more work to win women. The racial gap is huge," Carroll added.