Poll: Most New Jerseyans Don’t Care Chris Christie Is Cowboys Fan

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January 26, 2015 11:39 a.m.

Just 13 percent of adults in New Jersey think less of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) because he’s a Dallas Cowboys fan, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.

The poll found that 3 percent said they view the governor more favorably because he’s a Cowboys fan and a whopping 83 percent of those surveyed said they don’t care.

Christie was forced to defend cheering and embracing Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones during the Cowboys win over the Detroit Lions in the first round of the National Football League playoffs at the beginning of the month.

Christie was taped first trying to high-five Jones then going in for a hug. Christie, in an interview with New York’s WFAN, said he didn’t feel dissed by the interaction.

“It was pandemonium in there,” Christie said. “It’s difficult to describe the level of intensity in the Jones box during these games, so no, believe me, I’m sitting in Jerry Jones’ box, how do I feel dissed?”

Seventy percent of those surveyed said the controversy surrounding Christie traveling to Dallas to join Jones to watch the game is politically motivated while 11 percent said it’s a serious issue.

Christie very recently formed a political action committee, which seems to be a step toward him running for president in 2016.

The new Quinnipiac University poll was conducted between January 15 and January 19. Quinnipiac surveyed 1,406 New Jersey adults. The survey had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.

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