Poll: With Convention Spotlight Fixed On Christie, 25 Percent Have Never Heard Of Him

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) prepares for his close-up at the Republican National Convention, a new poll released Tuesday shows that a quarter of Americans have never heard of the potential 2016 presidential contender.

The latest installment from the USA Today/Gallup poll show that 34 percent of Americans have a favorable view of Christie, while 26 percent have an unfavorable view.  But despite Christie’s star staus within GOP ranks — the poll shows 59 percent of Republicans view him favorably — 25 percent say they have never heard of him and another 14 percent have no opinion of him.  

Christie will deliver the convention’s keynote address tonight. 

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