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Chris Christie has been to 120 Bruce Springsteen concerts. His college roommates held a meeting to specify certain hours during which he could and could not play the Boss’ tunes. Now, polls indicate that the New Jersey Republican would lose re-election if Springsteen chose to run against him.While Christie and the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer would each take 42% of the vote in a head-to-head match-up, according to a new PPP poll, far more Democrats (23%) than Republicans (4%) reported they were undecided in the race at this time.
Given more time, and given Springsteen’s famously liberal politics, Springsteen’s numbers, especially among Democrats, would probably go up.
Christie’s well-known affinities for the Boss are less than fully requited. In March, Springsteen penned a letter to his hometown newspaper criticising Christie’s spending cuts as “eating away at the lower edges of the middle class.”
Asked about his idol’s comments in an interview, Christie responded: “Are you surprised to hear that from Bruce? I mean, you know, Bruce is liberal. Doesn’t mean I like him any less.”
And then there’s this: Christie singing “Born to Run” at his inauguration. You’re welcome.
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